The Mathematical Loners’ Scientifically Perfect Way to Cut a Cake

cakeI know, most people will never know the tragedy that is leftover cake, but for those of us who have seen the sad times, here is the mathematically perfect way to cut a cake.

The guys at Numberphile found a cake-cutting method proposed by scientist Francis Galton.

The key reason that this is a “perfect” way of cutting a cake is because it will allow you to keep the cake moist and delicious over the course of many days. What it doesn’t offer though is even slices, time savings, speed, or the fact that no one that would ever try this would ever leave leftover cake.

The only time I could ever see myself using this method is if I was alone and sad enough to bake myself my own birthday cake. Having been in exactly that situation before I can tell you that; 1. I ate about half of the batter before it made it to the pan, 2. No one really owns a round cake pan, and 3. No one baking a cake for themselves takes the time to frost it so nicely. I mean, who are they trying to impress.

If you’d like to try this out on your own be sure to tell me how it goes, and send me the first slice. That’s the money slice.

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