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I can’t believe someone makes… LED cake cutting guides

musical-led-cake-cutter.jpgBack to good old-fashioned ‘electronic landfill’1. Or am I being harsh? Do you fancy buying an LED-cake-cutter-guide?

That’s the use of LEDs to help cut cakes, not a guide to cutting LED-cakes… Anyway, it plays music, too.

This innovative use of light emitting diode technology will set you back $38 from Amazon.com (not available on the .co.uk site, at time of writing).

Product features of the Deni 4100 are described as follows:

    * LED guide lights allow even slices
    * Press the power button to select from 2-12 slices
    * Lazy Susan allows tray to rotate for easy slicing, decorating and serving
    * Plays Happy Birthday music
    * Holds 12-inch diameter cakes

Excellent. If you’re faced with cutting a cake into 10 equal slices, this might solve your problem…

(Lights and music? Someone from Manchester could dance to this, depending on what was in the cake!)

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4 Comments

  1. February 07, 2013 13:47

    Indeed, David! Unless, maybe, it is for the very over-scrupulous, when it comes to fair cutting… Reminds me of an Arabic saying (I believe) along the lines of: the fairest way for two people to share is for one to do the cutting and the other to do the choosing…

  2. David Salter
    February 06, 2013 14:58

    The mark 2 version needs to carry a label on the bottom for the diabetes clinic, for all those people who think cake is important enough to have a special cake slicing gadget.

  3. February 11, 2010 10:05

    Somewhere out there, Burgess, cakes are considered the work of Satan

  4. Burgess Taylor
    February 09, 2010 13:13

    I like the disclaimer at the bottom of the Amazon page:
    We do not in any way represent that any part we sell is legal to possess in your jurisdiction
    I’d like to know where LED cake cutting guides are illegal!