DIY Cake Knife Cuts Hexagonal Slices [Video]

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Inspired by a question posed by his wife, expert woodworker and engineer Matthias Wandel created a clever cake knife to cut hexagonal shapes.

“This project started when Rachel said “Now I have to cut the cake into squares or triangles”. My immediate thought was “why not cut it into circles, or hexagons?”. This got me thinking about a good method of cutting a cake into a hexagon honeycomb pattern.

The easiest I figured, was to make a knife that snakes through the honeycomb pattern …Testing the knife by pressing it down on some pine. I had actually shaped the handle to have a slight curve on the bottom of it so that the knife can be rocked back and forth a bit for cases where it needs to slice through some tough cake or pizza bottom. It left a nice indentation in the pine. so I’m confident that it can slice any cake.”

Check out more photos and a video of the hexagon cake knife after the break.

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(reddit via Laughing Squid)

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