Saw this on Real Simple the other day and just had to share it. How to cut a round cake as mess-free as possible.
"Forget about fussy slivers. You’ll get more pieces in less time with this method: Use a long, sharp knife to cut a smaller circle inside the larger one. Cut the outer ring into wedges, then cut the remaining, smaller cake as you normally would, like a pizza. Give the frosting-laden outer wedges to the kids, and reserve the more lightly iced interior pieces for the adults."
Plus, all of those new dieters (don't you love New Year's resolutions?) will be happy with smaller slices.