Is It 8" Or 9"?

Decorating By wendydou Updated 22 Oct 2007 , 10:49am by wendydou

wendydou Posted 21 Oct 2007 , 11:44pm
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I have a square pan that isn't straight sided.. the bottom of the pan measures 8" while the top from edge to edge measures 9".. so which is it??? I need to bake this cake Tuesday...

Wendy

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JanH Posted 21 Oct 2007 , 11:52pm
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If you want to determine the volume of batter you need, just fill the pan with water.

2" deep pans should be filled 2/3 full, while 3" pans should be filled 1/2 full (per Wilton):

http://www.wilton.com/cake/cakeprep/baking/times/index.cfm

HTH

indydebi Posted 22 Oct 2007 , 1:10am
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I would consider it an 8" cake.

woodthi32 Posted 22 Oct 2007 , 1:22am
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I would call it an 8" for the purposes of servings. I would assume you would want to trim the sides straight? At any rate, I'd still figure it is 8", and use above advice of figuring ou how much batter you need! I can't believe I never thought of that!

wendydou Posted 22 Oct 2007 , 10:49am
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THanks..
I"m thinking of not trimming the sides straight because I'm stacking a 6" heart on top of it... so the angle won't be a huge issue (I'm also putting some cornelli lace on the corners and down the sides..

Wendy

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