"Explaining the problem with the common method of cake cutting, Bellos said, You are not maximising the amount of gastronomic pleasure that you can take from the cake."
London, June 20 - You may cut a cake in triangular shapes every year your birthday comes calling but that may not be the best way to enjoy the yummy dessert, especially if it is stored for some friends who missed the date.

Taking a cue from a method that was explained more than 100 years ago by English scientist Francis Galton, London-based author and mathematician Alex Bellos has explained that cakes should be cut in parallel lines, so the whole cake can be sealed and stored.

In a YouTube video, Bellos describes how taking wedges out of cakes leaves them susceptible to drying.

Explaining the problem with the common method of cake cutting, Bellos said, You are not maximising the amount of gastronomic pleasure that you can take from the cake.

The method was first published in Nature in 1906 in the letters to the editor section by Galton, the Daily Mail reported.


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