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Christmas cake is a tradition that dates back centuries, people who celebrate the festive season. The vast majority those who enjoy a slice their favourite seasonal treat are unaware that there is a science its slicing. Dr Chris Budd, a professor applied mathematics and geometry two UK universities, tested several hypotheses on the optimal way to cut a Christmas cake slices. He focused on how to dissect the cake while leaving the exposed insides as moist as possible. His solution was to cut the cake the middle, leaving two semicircles, then cut slices and push the remaining halves together. He said: "It works." However, perhaps he would admit that it isn't exactly rocket science.

According to Wikipedia, Christmas cake is an English tradition that began as plum porridge. The plums later gave way to raisins, sultanas, orange rind and other dried fruit. The fruit is often soaked rum or brandy. It is quite common the fruity loaf part the cake to be covered a layer of marzipan, and then the top and sides to be coated icing. The icing is a hardened, white sugar coating that can be a centimetre thick. The top the cake is usually decorated an array of Christmassy symbols fir trees or snowmen and women. Christmas cakes vary the world. In Sri Lanka, they are full treacle and spices. In Japan, they are simple sponge cakes whipped cream and strawberries.

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