Jul 20, 2016
Rather than expecting this tool to slice an angel food, think of piercing the cake with this row of tines and using them to tear the angel food or sponge cake. (The texture of these cakes is soft and flexible and NOT crumbly, so there are one or two misstatements in the description!) I use the fingers of my other hand to stabilize the cake while tearing the first piece, and after that it's tidy and easy. Calling this a cake splitter is more accurate, since trying to use any kind of cutting blade just mashes this kind of cake. But these parallel rounded tines insert easily, and smoothly tear off pretty slices. In the 1940s, I learned in 4-H to make angel food cakes from scratch including beating them entirely by hand - got a blue ribbon, too. An electric mixer didn't exist in home kitchens, as far as I knew. And at that time we split angel food with 2 dinner forks held back to back -- easier than it sounds -- but this cake splitter works better.
Aug 28, 2012
Perfect item!!! You can't find these anywhere in stores now-a-days. Randomly they can be found in antique stores but they are usually rusted. I was so excited to find this as I have been looking for one for ages! Brand new and works great, what more could you ask for!
Jul 23, 2011
I have a antique of these and we call it a cake breaker and use it on any kind of cake (not just angel food). Once the first slice is out, it works great.
Mar 12, 2010
To be honest, this one just didn't work for me. I baked an angel food cake and tried to cut it with this cutter, to no avail. It just didn't cut. However, it may have potential use as a tool for my small (lap) weaving loom (to replace my kitchen fork)!