PEI Museum & Heritage Foundation
Cake Breaker

Although it looks somewhat like a large hair comb, this artifact is actually meant for serving dessert. In the mid-1900s, cake breakers were ideal for light and delicate desserts, like popular chiffon and angel food cakes. Instead of squishing the slice like a regular knife or cake cutter might do, the comb doesn’t compromise the texture of the dessert.
This particular cake breaker has a plastic bakelite handle, the first entirely synthetic plastic in the world.

About Molly Pendergast

As a self-proclaimed "broke bon vivant," Molly spends a lot of time thinking about food, talking about food, and trying new food. She is a recent graduate of Carleton University's Journalism School and loves nothing more than telling/listening to a good story. If you ever need to chat with her, the topic of baked goods is usually a great place to start.

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