To cut a 9×13-inch cake into 36 equal pieces, you’ll need to make precise cuts to achieve smaller, evenly sized portions. Here’s how to do it:
Materials You’ll Need:
- 9×13-inch cake
- A long, sharp knife
- A ruler (optional)
- Prepare the Cake:
- Make sure your cake is cooled and ready for cutting. You can bake your own cake or use a store-bought one.
- Gather Your Tools:
- Have a long, sharp knife ready. A ruler can be helpful but is optional.
- Divide the Cake in Half Lengthwise:
- Start by cutting the cake in half lengthwise. This means making a straight cut down the center of the longer side of the cake. You now have two equal-sized rectangles.
- Divide Each Half into Three:
- Take one of the halves and cut it into three equal horizontal sections. To do this, measure the height of the cake (which is typically 13 inches) and divide it by three to determine the height of each piece. Make sure each cut is straight and parallel to the short sides of the cake. You can use a ruler for precision if desired.
- Repeat for the Other Half:
- Take the other half of the cake and repeat the process, cutting it into three equal horizontal sections.
- Divide Each of the Six Sections into Six Equal Pieces:
- For each of the six sections you now have, cut them into six equal vertical sections. To do this, measure the width of the cake (which is typically 9 inches) and divide it by six to determine the width of each piece. Make sure each cut is straight and parallel to the long sides of the cake.
- Final Touch:
- Now, you should have 36 equal-sized rectangular pieces in total. Carefully remove each piece from the cake pan using a spatula or cake lifter.
- Serve and Enjoy:
- Serve the cake pieces to your guests or enjoy them yourself.
By following these steps, you can evenly divide your 9×13-inch cake into 36 pieces. It may take some precision with your measurements and cuts, so using a ruler can help ensure that your pieces are as close to the same size as possible. Enjoy your cake!