At first, I wasn't sure just what the Magisso Cake Server was: the elegant curves of the stainless steel shape seemed meant for something fancier than your typical cake. But it provides several benefits over the typical knife and server pair you'll see next to most cakes. This cake server is all one piece. You press it into the cake, slicing out a neat piece. Then you press gently on the sides to hold on to the slice as you lift it out and set it on a plate. Layer cakes don't fall apart when you're using the Magisso Cake Server and you don't need to keep wiping frosting from both the knife and server. Unfortunately, it doesn't seem to work quite as well if you need to serve up a slice of pie, especially one with a juicy filling.
The Magisso Cake Server was designed by Maria Kivijärvi, a Finnish student, as a reimagining of the kitchen utensil based on functionality. The cake server is made from a single piece of high quality mirrored stainless steel that which is cut and bent to shape it to its unique design. It's available through Urban Butik for $59.95.