Square Cake Corners- How Do You Get Them?

Decorating By aundrea Updated 22 Apr 2008 , 11:30am by Petit-four

aundrea Posted 16 Apr 2008 , 10:46pm
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im frustrated! everytime i make a square cake my corners are droopy.
i look at square cakes here and the corners are very strong, look clean and no drooping.
i level my cakes (using a level), and ive used frosting to build up my corners but they look horrible.
any suggestions?
thanks in advance!
darlene

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indydebi Posted 16 Apr 2008 , 11:13pm
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http://www.cakecentral.com/cake-decorating-ftopicp-5396443-.html#5396443

The above is a thread where I've posted some pics on how I do my corners. Hope it helps! thumbs_up.gif

SeriousCakes Posted 17 Apr 2008 , 12:28am
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I made a video of how I do it:



Hope this helps icon_biggrin.gif

indydebi Posted 17 Apr 2008 , 12:38am
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very good video .... luv the music, too!

cakemommy Posted 17 Apr 2008 , 1:12am
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You both have great techniques for smoothing and getting the corners "high" and even. Maybe I should make a video of how I get my top edges to look crisp. HMMMMM!!! Not sure if am that proficient in uploading a video though.

I am glad you posted this topic and I am certainly glad I ran across it. Thank you all so much!


Amy

xstitcher Posted 17 Apr 2008 , 7:03am
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Quote:
Originally Posted by cakemommy

You both have great techniques for smoothing and getting the corners "high" and even. Maybe I should make a video of how I get my top edges to look crisp. HMMMMM!!! Not sure if am that proficient in uploading a video though.

I am glad you posted this topic and I am certainly glad I ran across it. Thank you all so much!


Amy





Definitely a great job! It's so much easier to learn when you have visual aid. Too bad it can't be in person!!!!

And Amy, I'll be watching out for that video.....

Cheers all!
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MommaLlama Posted 17 Apr 2008 , 4:29pm
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Have you seen this dvd, it's truly the best!!


http://www.sugaredproductions.com/buttercreamdvd.php


here is a link to some of her pics:

http://www.cakecentral.com/cake-decorating-photos-by-sugarshack.html

aundrea Posted 21 Apr 2008 , 10:39pm
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thanks for the tips, thread and video.
i will be doing another square cake soon and i hope this helps.
my other question is,
is the it the frosting that makes the corners or cake.
because i cant seem to get my corners high enough with cake.
i think thats alot of my problem.
i dont want alot frosting on the edges.
does that make sense???

msthang1224 Posted 21 Apr 2008 , 11:07pm
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omg, thanks you guys. I fight all the time with trying to get all of my cakes smooth, THANKS a bunch.

mommycakediva Posted 22 Apr 2008 , 12:27am
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I have trouble doing corners to and like these ideas! Thanks for the info.

Petit-four Posted 22 Apr 2008 , 11:30am
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That's a great video! Thank you!

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