Activity-Creative thinking-Cut that Cake

Overview 

The trainer brings in a cake to celebrate the end of a successful session. Participants cannot eat it until they have cut it. They cannot make more than three cuts and they must divide the cake into eight pieces.

 

Time 20 Minutes


Directions and Set up 

Purchase a cake and bring it to the training room at an appropriate time.
After 5 minutes , if the solution has not been found, either allow each participant a second chance, or demonstrate the answer (see answer below)

 

Tools/Items required

One 8 - 10 inch round  cake and a cake knife

 

Rules 

The participants cannot make more than three cuts and they must divide the cake into eight pieces.

 

What's the point? 

This activity is meant as a fun and also challenging way to end a team building , creativity or a problem solving class and also shows the value of collaboration of all class participants to try and come up with a solution together and get a piece of the cake

 

Solution 

The answer is to cut the cake twice on top (once in either direction) and once horizontally through the middle.