Smoothing A Hexagon Shaped Cake?

Decorating By AmandaPanda Updated 2 Apr 2009 , 10:56pm by sweetcakes092469

AmandaPanda Posted 20 Jun 2007 , 5:02am
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Ok I am doing my first wedding cake for July 7th ... the lady I am doingit for changed her mind from all square to hexagon and square stached ... I have never made a hexagon shaped cake before ... it is a lot harder to smooth a hexagon shape with all the corners it has? I guess the best way to figureit out is to practice, I need to get a hexagon pan first lol

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MiaT Posted 20 Jun 2007 , 5:12am
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Actually, I found the hexagons a little easier to smooth fondant because the angles aren't as sharp as a square.

AmandaPanda Posted 20 Jun 2007 , 5:37am
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oops I guess I should have clarified that it will be a buttercream not fondant

KoryAK Posted 20 Jun 2007 , 6:56am
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For buttercream hexagons its the same technique as squares, but now with 50% more free PIA!

indydebi Posted 20 Jun 2007 , 1:35pm
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If you use the Melvira method, it's (as we say in the trade) "a piece of cake"! (hahahaha! oh gosh, I crack me up!) icon_lol.gificon_lol.gif Just do each panel one at a time.

mommicakes Posted 20 Jun 2007 , 2:02pm
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KoryAK you crack me up.
How did you know I was thinking the same thing.
I made a hexagon 3 tier wedding cake for my niece, she wanted bc and fondant. so I had 100% of the 50% PIA. icon_lol.gif

sweetcakes092469 Posted 2 Apr 2009 , 10:56pm
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inydebi referred to the melvira method, i'm doing a hexagon cake and would love to know if there's any tricks to smoothing those corners, thanks!

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