How to Ice a Cake Smoothly

How to Slice a Cake

Learn how to slice a cake properly with help from Betty Crocker™.

How to Slice a Cake?

Learn how to slice a cake properly so your bakes always look their best when you serve them. All you need is a few top tips to perfect your slicing method.

  • Refrigerate your cake for 10-15 minutes before slicing it, this will prevent the icing from smearing.
  • Run your knife under some hot water, and then use it to slice the cake when the knife is warm (not hot) to the touch. It’ll help you slice through the cake easier, without melting the icing.
  • Make sure you clean your knife with a cloth or paper towel between each slice, so your slices are clean and not gummed up with crumbs.
  • For even slices, try using non-coated floss to cut through your cake.

How to slice a cake