What Size Cake Round Cake Board Fits A 14" Square Cake?

By sugarMomma Updated 1 May 2008 , 12:00pm by MessiET

sugarMomma Posted 30 Apr 2008 , 7:02pm
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...after it has been iced and fondant covered. And then what size square cake stand would I need to hold that round cake board?

I'm getting geometry exam flashbacks, but not in a good way.

Here's the deal, I am making a 3 tier square wedding cake for my friend who can get a 17" or 20" square cake stand. My bottom tier will be 14" fondant covered. I want to use a round cake drum underneathe the bottom tier instead of a square for contrast but need to know if it can fit on one of the round stands.

She originally rented the 17" stand, but can change to the 20"if I let her know soon.

Can anyone help?

I should submit this question to the math teachers of America.

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indydebi Posted 30 Apr 2008 , 10:56pm
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measure your cake pan from corner to corner. that's the widest point and should give you a good idea.

sugarMomma Posted 30 Apr 2008 , 11:41pm
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Of course, I feel foolish now.

indydebi Posted 1 May 2008 , 12:29am
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ah, we all have some of those under our belt!

Doug Posted 1 May 2008 , 12:35am
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Quote:
Originally Posted by sugarMomma

I'm getting geometry exam flashbacks, but not in a good way.

the Pythagorean theorem come back to haunt you.

IndyDebi's is the faster easier way!

then there's my method...

grab pan....grab in turn different sizes of cake rounds until it fits (can never find my tape measure!)

MessiET Posted 1 May 2008 , 12:00pm
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I think that, corner to corner, your 14" square pan is 19.79 inches... So you will need at least a 20" round. HTH