There's nothing like the delicious draw of a perfect looking slice of cake. Resting your knife in a jug of hot water in between slices can make sure every slice looks as amazing as it tastes.
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When you cut a cake, knives can sometimes stick to the frosting or cake layers, causing it to tear. The baking-focused website Baking Mad suggests you can avoid that mess by submerging the entire length of your knife in a jug filled with really hot water. After the blade heats up, take it out and wipe it down with a cloth and make another slice. The heat helps the knife go through like, well, a hot knife through butter, and keeps all of those airy layers intact. It's not like someone will reject your cake if it's not sliced nicely, but you want it to look like you didn't just scoop it up with your hand too. This works particularly well for denser desserts like cheesecake, but can be effective for slicing pies as well. While you're at it, slice your cake in the scientifically best way possible.
Cutting a Perfect Slice of Cake [Baking Mad]