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2014-06-18 12:13:00 AM  
Uh ... yeah ... sticking your hands on the thing, shoving it together, and then sticking an elastic band around it is going to turn out REAL well with a sticky gooey cream cheese frosting on it.

This is only going to work with that icing that your roll out like a pie crust.
 
2014-06-18 12:26:29 AM  
or you could just cover the exposed ends tightly with plastic wrap.

Or better yet, eat all the goddamned cake.
 
2014-06-18 12:42:22 AM  

hoots_toot_ochaye: Uh ... yeah ... sticking your hands on the thing, shoving it together, and then sticking an elastic band around it is going to turn out REAL well with a sticky gooey cream cheese frosting on it.

This is only going to work with that icing that your roll out like a pie crust.


Like the one in the video?

But in all seriousness, with a cake with a gooey cream cheese frosting, you wouldn't need the rubber band... It's there to keep the pieces together and reduce airflow to the inner layers. With a gooey frosting, you could simply shove the two sides together (and really, you could do that carefully with a large spatula under one half without having to touch them), and then with a butter knife, blend the frosting along the seam. Air tight and ready for the next day, without needing the rubber band.
 
2014-06-18 01:01:26 AM  
While I understand that the purpose of this is to keep the cake from getting dry on the cut sides, what kind of loser do you have to be to still have birthday cake after X number of days?  You buy a cake to share with people and, presumably, to eat it all at once.

If you want cake that stays moist for multiple days, just buy cupcakes and eat one per day until their gone or use a peice of wax paper and press against the cut ends.  No need to molest the frosting squashing cake back together.

This is just another example of mathematics solving a problem that ends up causing more issues than it solves.
 
2014-06-18 01:15:59 AM  

Ambivalence: what kind of loser do you have to be to still have birthday cake after X number of days?


Welcome to Fark.
 
2014-06-18 01:24:15 AM  

Triumph: Ambivalence: what kind of loser do you have to be to still have birthday cake after X number of days?

Welcome to Fark.


I would expect Fark Losers to eat an entire cake by themselves in one night, not just one slice a day like some weak ass pansy.

Cake and booze!

/I sound fat.
 
2014-06-18 03:33:47 AM  
Why am I not surprised that the English think an appropriate way to preserve partially eaten confections is by throwing a rubber band around it and just wandering off.
 
2014-06-18 05:58:51 AM  
Are these morons just storing their cake on a plate and not covering it? I've never had a cake dry out along the cut edges unless it's been several days, either use a cake container or cover it in plastic wrap and it will be fine.
 
2014-06-18 06:10:54 AM  

HotWingAgenda: Why am I not surprised that the English think an appropriate way to preserve partially eaten confections is by throwing a rubber band around it and just wandering off.


It's either that, or boil it with their steak.
 
2014-06-18 06:35:00 AM  
Never been to a birthday in our house. The cake is completely gone in 74 seconds. Another much simpler solution. Who cuts a slice of cake and puts the rest away for the next day?  Isn't there a forever alone meme?
 
2014-06-18 06:47:30 AM  
Wow, that was a pointless video.. Like much of britain's inventions
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2014-06-18 07:15:32 AM  
Who lets their cake last to day 2 anyway?
 
2014-06-18 07:39:39 AM  
"Hey Steve, why the hell do you have a rubber band around your cake?"

"Mathematical principles, Brad. Here, I can show you the--"

"I really don't care, but it looks super weird."

"But it's actually a better--"

"Stop right there, bro."
 
2014-06-18 07:49:47 AM  

ReapTheChaos: Are these morons just storing their cake on a plate and not covering it? I've never had a cake dry out along the cut edges unless it's been several days, either use a cake container or cover it in plastic wrap and it will be fine.


He did get the idea from an article 108 years old and they might not have had the quality cake storage technology we enjoy today.
 
2014-06-18 08:02:31 AM  
Cupcakes.  Boom! I solved your stupid problem without looking all weird and shiat.

Plastic wrap is also an option, having friends is another one.
 
2014-06-18 08:11:38 AM  
www.retronaut.com

Doesn't understand.
 
2014-06-18 08:27:55 AM  
Fondant is not frosting. It's designed so wedding cakes can be transported in the back of a van and still look good when they get to the reception at the Ramada. Also, apparently, so you can rubber band it back together after taking an anemic slice. Looks good, tastes like shiat. That's why very few people use it at home.

This problem has been solved. These aren't just for decoration. Cut the cake any way you want. Cover with dome. Move on.
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2014-06-18 08:31:32 AM  

Raider_dad: ReapTheChaos: Are these morons just storing their cake on a plate and not covering it? I've never had a cake dry out along the cut edges unless it's been several days, either use a cake container or cover it in plastic wrap and it will be fine.

He did get the idea from an article 108 years old and they might not have had the quality cake storage technology we enjoy today.


Not to mention the insane amount of preservatives that probably go into a modern day cake.
 
2014-06-18 08:53:53 AM  
Um, yeah, we Americans just shove the whole cake in our fat cake-eating holes.  This isn't a problem..
 
2014-06-18 09:10:48 AM  
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2014-06-18 09:28:28 AM  

Ambivalence: what kind of loser do you have to be to still have birthday cake after X number of days?


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2014-06-18 10:44:51 AM  
Humorous.
 
2014-06-18 10:55:47 AM  

Theaetetus: Like the one in the video?


Yeah, the cakes in the video have a type of icing that's really thick and dry, more like play dough than the typical type of frosting you see on cakes.  I've had cake with that kind of frosting on it before, and I'm really not impressed with the way it tastes.

Give me some cream cheese frosting any day.
 
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2014-06-18 11:20:47 AM  
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2014-06-18 11:43:57 AM  
 
2014-06-18 12:08:26 PM  
I always use a razor blade
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2014-06-18 12:14:42 PM  

hoots_toot_ochaye: Uh ... yeah ... sticking your hands on the thing, shoving it together, and then sticking an elastic band around it is going to turn out REAL well with a sticky gooey cream cheese frosting on it.

This is only going to work with that icing that your roll out like a pie crust.


to be fair, icing 108 years ago probably was more like plastic
 
2014-06-18 12:45:20 PM  
In a house with teenage boys, that cake is what we call "snack size."  Talk to me about your cake preservation problems when you have something big enough to last fifteen minutes.
 
2014-06-18 02:03:51 PM  

LesserEvil: Ambivalence: what kind of loser do you have to be to still have birthday cake after X number of days?

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I swear the first time I saw this photo. I noticed the gap between his arm and leg and thought he was sucking on something.
 
2014-06-18 02:14:48 PM  
I don't know why he thinks that slice through the middle is the best part of the cake. The frosting is usually the best part of the cake. Cutting it into the traditional wedges gives everyone a lot of frosting on their piece.
 
2014-06-18 02:28:24 PM  

AverysDad: LesserEvil: Ambivalence: what kind of loser do you have to be to still have birthday cake after X number of days?

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I swear the first time I saw this photo. I noticed the gap between his arm and leg and thought he was sucking on something.


Heh... photos can be deceiving....

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2014-06-18 02:42:11 PM  

tillerman35: In a house with teenage boys, that cake is what we call "snack size."  Talk to me about your cake preservation problems when you have something big enough to last fifteen minutes.


Right? I have three teenage boys. Cake is gone my the time I pull the knife out of it.
 
2014-06-18 02:54:28 PM  

LesserEvil: AverysDad: LesserEvil: Ambivalence: what kind of loser do you have to be to still have birthday cake after X number of days?

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I swear the first time I saw this photo. I noticed the gap between his arm and leg and thought he was sucking on something.

Heh... photos can be deceiving....

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2014-06-18 03:01:53 PM  

StopLurkListen: LesserEvil: AverysDad: LesserEvil: Ambivalence: what kind of loser do you have to be to still have birthday cake after X number of days?

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I swear the first time I saw this photo. I noticed the gap between his arm and leg and thought he was sucking on something.

Heh... photos can be deceiving....

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i.imgur.com
 
2014-06-18 03:12:33 PM  
Or...just use some toothpicks to set some pieces of bread on the exposed sides of the cake.

http://www.createdby-diane.com/2012/07/no-stale-cake.html/how-to-pre ve nt-cake-from-going-stale
 
2014-06-18 04:34:20 PM  
Your life is pretty dam sad if you have to worry about cake drying out.

/ps: a cake that size wouldn't last a day in this house.
 
2014-06-18 04:40:06 PM  

RobotSpider: Fondant is not frosting. It's designed so wedding cakes can be transported in the back of a van and still look good when they get to the reception at the Ramada. Also, apparently, so you can rubber band it back together after taking an anemic slice. Looks good, tastes like shiat. That's why very few people use it at home.


Yeah fondant is the nastiest crap ever made. Mom used to make cakes for a living and when she would use it there would always be piles of it left on the table with a bite or 2 out of it. Her homemade butter cream frosting though would make them lick the plates clean.
 
2014-06-18 05:01:10 PM  

groppet: RobotSpider: Fondant is not frosting. It's designed so wedding cakes can be transported in the back of a van and still look good when they get to the reception at the Ramada. Also, apparently, so you can rubber band it back together after taking an anemic slice. Looks good, tastes like shiat. That's why very few people use it at home.

Yeah fondant is the nastiest crap ever made. Mom used to make cakes for a living and when she would use it there would always be piles of it left on the table with a bite or 2 out of it. Her homemade butter cream frosting though would make them lick the plates clean.


That's funny, I gave your mom some homemade cream frosting last night.
 
2014-06-18 06:17:57 PM  
Wow, the only thing stupider than that video is ME for watching it as long as I did.
 
2014-06-18 06:29:15 PM  
I wish that video was even longer.  Maybe he could have spread the technique out over fifteen or twenty minutes, instead of the thirty seconds it deserved.
 
2014-06-18 06:39:56 PM  
fark off. That is the WRONG way to cut a cake. The accepted and traditional method is absolutely the right way to do it.

I bake. A lot. And NEVER have I once had an issue with a cake getting dry on the edges. I will not have some muppet cutting my cakes in all manner of farked up ways because maths. Is it a round cake? You cut wedges. Square or rectangular? You cut square or rectangular pieces. You don't farking mix and match to suit yourself.
 
2014-06-18 11:34:39 PM  
I thought the correct way would have been to first peel it with a plastic water bottle then eat it from the bottom, seeds and all.
 
2014-06-19 12:06:32 AM  
It took two minutes to get to the point and if some dude is gonna put his hands all over my cake, then I don't want to eat it.
 
2014-06-19 01:02:34 AM  

hoots_toot_ochaye: Uh ... yeah ... sticking your hands on the thing, shoving it together, and then sticking an elastic band around it is going to turn out REAL well with a sticky gooey cream cheese frosting on it.

This is only going to work with that icing that your roll out like a pie crust.


Over in 1.

My thoughts exactly. Just put some cling wrap on it.
 
2014-06-19 04:09:13 AM  
 
2014-06-19 09:52:46 AM  

You wouldn't normally cut a cake like this, but, on Asperger's, you would.

Asperger's. Not even once.

 
2014-06-19 04:27:31 PM  
You don't cut a cake. You just eat it like this:

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