Mmm cake! What your cake-cutting etiquette says about you

carrot cake on a wooden display with the ingredients laying around it

It's fair to say that cake is a universal dessert - from birthdays, weddings and anniversaries there's no better way to celebrate an important occasion than with cake. The best part about this yummy dessert is that it can be enjoyed at any time, whether it's after lunch or dinner, or if you're feeling adventurous- maybe even for breakfast! Everyone has their favourite flavours, their go-to for any celebration and this is why this wonderful delicacy has become customary for all kinds of events. Quite simply because it tastes great and is guaranteed to hit the spot!

Cake is truly the best dessert, but did you know the way you cut your cake can actually say a lot about your personality traits? The cake connoisseurs at Sponge.co.uk have revealed what your cake-cutting etiquette says about you. From the traditional slice, to using props in a weird and wonderful way – this list will be sure to keep you thinking for when you next cut into your next spongey treat.

lotus biscoff cake next to a coffee mug

Classic slices - the loyal one
You're into the classics but you never let anyone tell you you're "basic". If you're cutting a cake into traditional wedges, you're sweet, simple and adored by many.
What you see is what you get and you probably like the traditional ways of how things are done. You can't help but over-analyse every situation and there's a big possibility of you making a 'pros and cons' list before taking any risks.
However, you're clear about what you want in life and you're more than likely following your '5 year plan' on how to get there. Did you know, cutting cake into even slices is perfect for smaller bakes. Not only are you able to indulge on a generous piece of yummy cake, but everyone gets an equal measure of the icing, toppings and decedent buttercream - it really is a win-win for all parties!

colourful birthday cake on a buffet table

Rectangles- the party host
If your go-to way to cut cake is in rectangles, you're definitely the type of person who enjoys keeping everyone entertained. You typically get invited to everything (that's if you're not the one hosting yourself), meaning you sometimes struggle to make sure you're not double-booked.
While you might come across as methodical and structured to people at first, once you've come out of your shell and they get to know you, they realise that being strategic and reliable is in fact extremely cool. You face hurdles like a pro, and find a way to turn them into a party (where you can serve unlimited pieces of cake) but the best thing about you is you know how to keep people happy.
Not only are you the life of the party, but you're the type of friend who people will always turn to at 2am for a good cry, their daily dose of life advice or when they need consoling. There's one thing for sure, you do a great job at easing their minds.

colourful layer cake with buttercream icing portioned with wine glasses

Wine glass hack - the adventurous one
A trend that arose in 2021, the 'wine glass hack' is a creative and revolutionary new way to cut and serve cake. If you're cutting cake with a wine glass, the chances are you're on the go and prioritise the fun things in life. Whether it's on the beach with your nearest and dearest, or enjoying a picnic in the park, you seek adventure and it's no wonder you're ready for anything life throws at you.
At first, people may not know what to think of you as unusual ways of thinking may come across as 'wild', but you have a soft heart really.
You're the kind of person who loves to take risks. While everyone was sceptical of trying the unconventional way of cutting cake, you are happy to lead the way to trying new things and never hesitate to challenge the norm!

chocolate iced cake cut in all different shapes

Random shapes - the rule breaker
Rules are meant to be broken, right? Playing it safe, never. You live to cause a bit of controversy and you're constantly looking for a reason to challenge the status quo.
With the life you're living, there is never a dull moment and people consider their own world's boring by comparison. Your most prominent personality traits are that you're lively and driven and it would take a lot to knock you down. You are eager to fulfil your dreams at any cost and even though you don't know how you're going to get there; you know you can make it happen. Whatever you decide on, you give it 110% and approach everything with zest!

No matter how you slice it, cake is the best dessert! Available in a variety of flavours and designs suitable for any occasion, cake is something special for everyone to enjoy.

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