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Cake

The way to eat cake depends on the texture.

Table manners for eating dry cake. Cake with a dry, crumbly texture, such as pound cake or a cupcake, is broken into small pieces and eaten a bite at a time with the fingers.

Table manners for eating moist cake. Cake with a moist, gooey texture, such as cake with a custard filling, is eaten with a fork.

Table manners for eating ice-cream cake. Ice-cream cake is made in both dry and moist textures and is served with a fork and a spoon. The fork is used to hold the portion, and the spoon to cut and convey the bite to the mouth.


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