A Layer Cake Slicing Kit
Nov 04, 2010 | From the kitchen of Rose
Finally: a solution to creating those-multi layer cakes so many people adore.
Zenker layer cake slicing kit, imported from Germany, works very well for slicing even as thin as 1/4 -inch cake layers without the hassle of using different height cutting bars or stacking cake rounds in a cake pan to use its rim as a slicing guide. With the Zenker, you simply place its slicing ring (Zenker refers to it as a mold) around your cake and choose what slot height you want to make your slice.
Woody and I tested the Zenker with an angel food, lemon chiffon, and a red velvet butter cake. The following pictures will show how easy the slicing ring, with the included serrated knife and cake lifter, works for slicing most types of cakes. The rigid, 12 inch long serrated knife allows you to cut any size cake up to 10-1/2 inches round. (See below for special instructions Woody worked out for cutting larger 12-inch cakes.)
The slicing ring is 3-1/2 inches tall allowing you to slice taller cakes like chiffons up to 8 layers.
The slicing ring has two slots for accommodating 11 inch or 10 inch cakes and can be used for smaller cakes as well. (Metric measurements are also engraved on the ring.)
Larger 12 inch wedding cake size layers can be done by wrapping the slicing ring around an inverted 12 inch cake pan, although the ring has to be moved around the pan to a couple of locations for slicing the layer.
For removing a cake's domed top or slicing a layer that is not quite at the desired height, one can place a cake round under the cake to lift it to the right height for making the slice.
The Zenker's slicing ring, knife, and lifter are all stainless steel for durability and are dishwasher safe. It is available on the web or you can do a google search to locate retailers. For further information contact www.frieling.com