Cake Knife Tessellates Cake

Rectangles? Squares? Pie slices? Who says dessert has to come in that shape? Why not triangles, circles, or even hexagons? Master of all things woodworking [Matthias Wandel] decided to solve this problem, and delved into a bit of metal working.

Using a strip of 26 gauge stainless steel, [Matthias] threw together some wood clamps in order to bend the metal into funky looking blade. He then put slits into a nice wooden handle and assembled the whole thing with a very slight positive curve, allowing you to roll the knife as you cut your confectionery.

As you can see in the following video, it works pretty well — and always, it’s a pleasure to see this man work.

Just don’t try to cut one of these LED filled cakes! Fun fact of the day, did you know [Matthias] used to work at Blackberry, or rather RIM at the time? He once designed a test jig using LEGO to solve an expensive problem they were having!

17 thoughts on “Cake Knife Tessellates Cake

  1. Looks really good. The only improvement i could see woukd be to make it slightly longer. Then you wouldn’t have to rotate the knife for subsequent cuts, just move it laterally 1 face. This is of course dependant upon the size of your big utensils draw.

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