How many times have you blown out the candles on your birthday cake only to have someone say, “okay, someone hand me the cake knife!” We’re sure this has happened a lot—after all, that’s the most standard way to cut a cake: A cake knife.

But let’s face it: There are a lot of things that can be frustrating when using a cake knife. First of all, how many times have you cut a slice of cake to serve everyone, only to so delicately try to remove it from the rest of the cake and have it fall right on the table befor you get it on the cake plate? You’re then forced to pick it up with your fingers and then lick off the excess before slicing into the next piece. It can get pretty messy.

Well, TikTok has recently shown us a way cooler, more efficient way to cut cake. We guarantee you’ve never seen anything like this before—and it’s pretty spectacular, if we do say so ourselves.

The trend started after TikTok user @theroseperiod posted a video of her family grabbing slices of her birthday cake by themselves—and it was not the way we’re all used to. Instead of one person taking the time to slice the cake into triangles with a knife, everyone in attendance grabbed a wine glass (and no, not for vino).

Each person turned their wine glass upside down and used the rim to cut into the cake, one by one. They then had not a traditional square piece of cake on a plate, but a round ball of cake and frosting goodness in a glass.

Not only does this method of cutting a cake save the hassle of trying to cut a slice for each guest—as everyone grabs their own—but it’s also a lot quicker and more efficient. Plus, it’s weirdly mesmerizing watching everyone dig in with their wine glass. We can’t stop watching it.

The original video has racked up over 450,000 likes with more than 1.6 million shares. See for yourself why this cake-cutting trend has become all the rage this year in the video below.

@theroseperiodHappy 20th birthday to my Jules!#twenty#fyp#birthdaycake#wineglasses#tiktokmom♬ Outro: Happy Birthday – Altered Images

How cool is this new method of cutting cake? Do you think you’ll try this out next time you’re slicing a cake? What other unique ways to cut a cake have you tried before?