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Is there a kitchen utensil that surprises you time and again? For me, it’s this antique cake-breaker.
cake, dessert, wordless wednesday
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i never knew what that was! it’s just to tear up cakes?
and here i thought that was your comb. you got some funk in your hair. ;)
Sorry for the dull question, but how does this work? Meant, what exactly do you do with this gadget?
I haven’t seen it before, and I’m quite intrigued now.
the cake-breaker was created to cut angel food cakes without tearing them, but rather “breaking” a chunk off. over time people realized the utensil could be used to cut any type of cake with relative success — especially good for medium- to tall-height decorated cakes. i use it for all of the above, and then some! a worthwhile $5 investment at the antique store.
here are some links about cake-breakers:
+ for purchasing (or hours of exploring every kitchen utensil known to man), http://tinyurl.com/6d5kyq
hope that helps!
So, it’s little clever funny thing :)
I’ve never heard of this ustensil before! I love my silicone spatulas…
My mom has always used one of these, given to her by my paternal grandmother, to cut cakes. It works like a dream, but we never knew that it had a name (other than “the cake cutter pick thing”). Thanks for the insight!
I want to know what cake you made! I’ve never seen anything like this.
Ooh, I have one of these, too. Now I think I have to make a cake and use it!
i’m intrigued! never seen this before. i wonder if a large serrated knife would work the same way?
Jane — thanks for your interest. crumbs seen here are from the orange-scented olive oil cake i made a couple weeks ago: https://squirrelbread.wordpress.com/2010/08/20/orange-scented-olive-oil-cake-spreading-the-sunshine/.
LimeCake — a serrated knife would definitely work to cut a cake no problem, though it might smear frosting on the top or inside a layer cake, and it could easily break a delicate angel food or chiffon cake. thanks for the comment!
funny, I’ve never seen a cake-breaker :)
my favorite tool in a kitchen that always surprises me with new uses is, a pastry scraper:)
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