The 10 Best Cake Knives

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This wiki has been updated 15 times since it was first published in October of 2016. If you've spent a lot of time or money on a cake for a special occasion, the last thing you want to do is ruin its appearance when serving it to your guests. These knives are specifically designed to handle delicate surfaces, slicing through neatly and cleanly. Whether you're looking for a single utensil for home use, or a fancy set for a wedding, our list has something for you. When users buy our independently chosen editorial recommendations, we may earn commissions to help fund the Wiki. If you'd like to contribute your own research to the Wiki, please get started by reviewing this introductory video.

1. Fat Daddio's CK-10

2. French Bull Ziggy

3. Lenox Adorn

Editor's Notes

August 18, 2020:

We wanted to maintain the balanced selection of elegant serving sets ideal for upscale events vs. functional pieces perfect for professionals, so when the Kutler 14" became unavailable we decided to bring on an implement of similar quality and versatility and so added the Ateco Stainless Steel. Offered in two sizes, this model is curved in such a way so that users can slice through multiple layers without wrecking delicate sugar work or frosting designs or risk grazing the cake with your fingers. It can cleanly slice from top to bottom and is hardwearing and sanitary, making it perfect for being put to work in a pastry shop.

The Cake Boss Tools 10-Inch was also met with availability issues, and so we took the opportunity to add an economically priced option that would be ideal for summer fetes and birthday parties. The French Bull Ziggy meets these requirements nicely, and is sturdy to last through years of use, but isn't so expensive that you would lament losing it during a picnic. It's not suitable for professionals but will cut most soft desserts reasonably well.

For another professional-grade choice, the Fat Daddio's CK-10 is hard to beat and can be implemented for a host of kitchen tasks. The Bakehouse Trading Co. Ultimate is another smart choice for bakers who need functional versatility. Then, for sets that would complement an elegant cake stand on display at a wedding or bridal shower, the Ella Celebration and Le'raze Goldleaf each offer sophisticated style and quality materials at an affordable price.

March 14, 2019:

If you're looking for a serving set for a wedding or anniversary, you may want something ornate, like the Ella Celebration Elegant Silver or Le'raze Goldleaf. On the other hand, the Lenox Adorn and Wallace Hotel are fancy enough for a special occasion without being too over-the-top for everyday use. For those in need of a utensil for home use that can be used to trim, slice, and level layers, the Fat Daddio's CK-10 and Kutler 14" are both great options, and the Bakehouse Trading Co. Ultimate comes as a set with two knives suited for cutting different types of cakes. Removed the ZYLISS Dessert Knife and Brandobay Slicer as they were no longer available. Also eliminated the Fashioncraft Interlocking Hearts Design and Luvax Wedding Cake, which, unfortunately, have a level of quality that matches their low price.

Special Honors

Things Remembered Personalized Gold and Pearl If you're looking for a sophisticated, glamorous serving set for your wedding or another formal occasion to double as an heirloom keepsake, this one is ideal. It features pearlized enamel and pavé crystals with a regal gold pattern, and the blade of the knife and server can be engraved with your choice of names, date, or a custom logo to commemorate your event. thingsremembered.com

Tiffany & Co. Chrysanthemum This serving set from the iconic Tiffany & Co. is wrought entirely in sterling silver. It sports intricate flowing lines that are characteristic of the Art Nouveau style, with the back of each piece more highly decorated than the front. They must be washed carefully by hand to preserve their integrity and prevent tarnishing. The knife is available separately, as well as a matching cheese serving set. tiffany.com

4. Chef Owl Professional

5. Bakehouse Trading Co. Ultimate

6. Ateco Stainless Steel

7. Le'raze Goldleaf

8. Wedgwood Vera Wang with Love

9. Ella Celebration

10. Wallace Hotel


Gia Vescovi-Chiordi
Last updated on August 21, 2020 by Gia Vescovi-Chiordi

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