I see such beautiful, tall square cakes, but haven't found any pans that big. Where do you get huge square pans (well, bigger than 8x8, which is all I have!) or how do you improvise to get the shape?
I just love those square pans.. nice crisp lines! Wilton sells the square pans but in a pinch you can make a rectanhular cake and cut it down to a square. Save the scraps for cake balls or another project!
Great idea MrsMissey!
i just bought a 16x16 sqaure at my local cake decorating store... she gets them through wilton . she had all sorts of sizes.
I'm doing a square wedding cake for August 16th .. she wants the squares at odd angles, or offset as I call it ... hopefully all comes out well with this one lol
I have the 16" x 16", a 14" x 14", 12" x 12", 10"x 10" , 8" x 8" and 6" by 6" square pans.. I think I've used every one of them too lol
Check ebay! They have plenty of square pans from Wilton, Magic Line, etc.
Mrs. Missey what are cake balls and what do you use them for. I tend to have a lot of scraps when I bake, leveling my cakes off. Can anyone help me here?
Here you can get some recipes for those cake crumbs
Here is Cookieman's (a former member)recipe...
2 cups crumbled cake scraps
2 tablespoons confectioners' sugar
2 tablespoons cocoa powder (if cake scraps are not chocolate based)
1/4 cup chopped almonnds (or any other nut you like, or mini-chocolate chips, or M&Ms, you get the idea!)
2 generous shots of amaretto (or any other liquer you may like, a good non-alcohol substitution is any flavored coffee creamer)
Put all ingredients in a mixer and mix on medium speed until the ingedients form a ball. If the mixture seems too dry, add a bit more of the liquid used to make it moist enough to form into balls.
I use a tablespoon cookie scoop to make the balls uniform in size. Roll the scooped dough in your hands to form a nice smooth ball. Allow cake balls to set on a parchment lined cookie sheet for a couple of hours, then dip them in chocolate(following) or roll them in confectioners' sugar or cocoa.
Melt 1 lb. of candy melts and add approximately a tablespoons of crisco to make it a bit more smooth. Also, put the container (in my case, a pyrex measuring cup) of melted candy melts in a very hot (I use amost boiling) water bath to keep the chocolate fluid. dip balls into the chocolate using a spoon and a dipping fork (in my case, a plastic fork with the two middle tines cut out) Don't worry if the dipped balls have a "foot" at the base after drying. You can break some off after they have hardened and once they are in the little cake liners, no one will notice. Also, you can decorate the tops with just about anything, sprinkles, candy confetti, chopped nuts, etc. before they dry. Or after they've dried, pipe designs with royal icing or melted candy melts of differnet colors!
check your local craft stores. I bought a set that had 8",12",&16" pans. I had a 40% coupon at A.C. Moore, and I got the set for about $14!
thank you very much, intresting had never heard of cake balls, but boy they sure do sound good.
I just came from the Wilton Tent Sale in Illinois and got all the pans I could possibly want everything 50% off. Such a great event, 3 weeks every June.
I wish we had a tent sale of that sort here !!
They ave square pan sets also!!
Very cheap prices for professional grade pans.