fytar Posted 29 Jun 2005 , 7:27pm
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I can't afford right now to buy all those perfectly straight angled pans (Wilton's Decorator Preferred Pans) - I have several of the square Performance pans my mom and mother-in-law bought for me. Does anyone cut the sides off of their cakes to make a perfect 90 degree angle? That may sound extreme and crazy, but I don't like the slight angled tilt that the performance pans have. I also was told that the Decorator Preferred were hard to get the cake to release from the corners. I don't care if they lose a few edges here and there as long as I can get most of the edges to come out right - I can find some trick to fill those in I suppose. I also was reading one of the posts regarding the "upside down" icing method. I tried that a while back and it worked great on a round cake. I wonder if I could use this to get that perfectly square edge...hmmmm, my wheels are turning now. Well, if anyone has any ideas on this or an "easy" fix, please let me know.

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thecakemaker Posted 29 Jun 2005 , 7:47pm
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I just square off my edges when I ice the cake.

Debbie

fytar Posted 29 Jun 2005 , 8:15pm
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Originally Posted by thecakemaker

I just square off my edges when I ice the cake.

Debbie




How do you do this? I try to square it off with icing but always end up with thick icing at the top edge and almost see-through on the bottom around the base!

thecakemaker Posted 29 Jun 2005 , 8:29pm
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You just have to put a bit extra icing on there and just take off enough that the bottom is still covered. It shouldn't hurt if you just cut a little off if the angle is that bad.

Deb

fytar Posted 29 Jun 2005 , 8:35pm
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I think I am going to buy a little miniature level. You know, the ones like carpenters and builders use to make sure their walls and floors are level!! They measure vertically and horizontally. My instructor carries one with her when she sets up her wedding cakes. She has had more than one occasion when the cake looked like it was leaning and it was actually the table!! She carries extra cardboard now for that purpose. She just sticks a few pieces under the legs of the cake table!!

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