I've been asked by a customer to make a triangle shaped wedding cake. Any ideas or experience with this shape of cake? I would really appreciate any suggestions.
I think it would be really fun to try. Just cut the square cakes into triangles and I think you would line them up flush in the back. Sure would like to see your finished masterpiece!!
how strange, i was standing at my day job today, thinking.. "I want to do a triangle cake!", havent seen many if any and i like to be different, then come home and find this post, hope this bump gets you some more ideas as i ponder it too,
i dont know where you are at but the cake store i go to in carolton texas cake carousel sells the triangle cake pans. they have a web site not sure if you can order online or not but perhaps you can call and they can give you some info.
here is a link to triangle pans, hth. Its kinda expensive for something you wont use alot though.
Instead of buying pans you could just use squares and but them in half and stack.. That might work...
yeah, as my minds churns , i think i would start with cutting squares, but.. man! thanks debbie for that link to the great pans , i see lots of things i sure would like, as you say not for everyday but if your looking for unusual, go for it ... then Ebay them!
The only thing i see with cutting the squares is that you will have lots of wasted cake and to get the bigger triangles you will have to do larger squares. might be worth it to get the pans if you decide to make this one really good and expect to get many more triangle cake orders.
Silkwoodstudios ebay is also a good way to go.
Yeah you can't just cut the square cake in half because it wouldn't be an equilateral triangle. Wouldn't look like the picture above. Triangle would be wider than it was tall. Just depends on the effect you're looking for.
agree with you debbie, there would be waste, oh wait... LOL... wasted cake? around me ? MORE LOL!!!! it would be a good place to test run an experiment cake though.
and sun, sure i do understand SOMEthings about geometry,again it could be done, but , oh dear, more waste!! YEAH >>both types of triangles, what ever the other kind is called would be an option, again all depends on design i guess,maybe after this weekends graduation cake i will put pen to paper and "tri" to work out some kinks before i send off a check for those pans
No, not really! If you took an 8 inch square cake and cut it from one corner diagonally to the center of the other side and then again from the other corner back to the center spot you will have another layer of cake and no waste.
debsuewoo, I was thinking the exact same thing! You are exactly right! One square layer (any size) can be cut into 2 same-size triangle layers that way, with a little icing "glue" down the middle to stick those 2 half-layer sections together.
thanks mendhigurl, im diggin' some parts of that one too! i guess i'm attracted to geometric shapes of all kinds, just can't stop thinking about the possibilities, hmmmm? wonder if i can talk next weeks mother of a 2 yr old birthday girl into some abstract, bold colored, crazy wacky angled creation!... prob'ly not ,oh well we all dream!
deb and sugar,
You're right, didn't think about it that way. Was just pointing out that just cutting a square in half wouldn't make the triangles in the pictures. The way you suggest still isn't equilateral, but close and looks like some of the pics could have been done that way. Makes me want to try one! lol Hadn't seen a triangle cake before this post.
i cant wait to see the end result of this one, those cakes are beautiful. i havent seen a triangular cake before this post either.
SilkwoodStudios i doubt you will get that mom to go for your idea. left over cake is always good in the mouth but very bad on the waist. . thinking about the different shapes, there could be some very interesting cakes. a star tiered cake with the stars not lined up totally would be very nice. now my head is spinning. Too bad this is just my hobby.
Doug had a good template for cutting triangles with very little wasted cake. It is in this thread http://www.cakecentral.com/cake-decorating-ftopict-16943-triangle.html+layer
I did a triangle layer for a cake in May using Doug's template that Jewels referenced above. It worked well. It does take a little adjusting and a big of math, but it's an excellent option if you don't want to spend the money. The cake is in my pics btw.
debbie, i know your right , that up tight mom will likely turn me down and we will settle for a bear or something waaaay toooo cute, just kidding anyway, oh well, i will just make it for myself then and i can do whatever i want!!
did you check out the other odd shapes at the sugarcraft site? i love the comma and some of the other scallopy edge ones! more ideas ,aaahhh!!!
sweetthemes, i like the romeo and juliet cake, agree with all the comments on that page, plus again that tirangle fits in just right, adds some drama to it i believe.
of course the next issue then would be the standard ' how are you supposed to cut that??"
here is one, i forgot where i got this from.... i think the title is where it is from
have fun trying it
That is too cool! Gads, can you image trying to frost that??