Need Some Help - Square Cake What Kind And Size????

Decorating By angelcakes5 Updated 16 Jun 2008 , 1:01am by vdrsolo

angelcakes5 Posted 14 Jun 2008 , 5:26pm
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I am making a wedding cake at the end of July. The cake needs to beable to feed 200-225. They want a 4 tiered cake. What sizes would you suggest? Also I have the Wilton square pans but am looking into purchasing a new square cake pan set. Could you let me know what you prefer. I knew their was a discussion on which pans were better Fat Daddios or Magic Line, but cannot seem to find it. I always have a difficult time with the squares trying to figure out sizes, not sure if I should go with even or odd sizes. Most of my cakes that are round usually are 16,12,9,6. Thanks in advance!

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vdrsolo Posted 14 Jun 2008 , 8:11pm
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I really like my Magic Line cake pans, I have all sizes in round and square. I just wished they had Magic Line squares in 11,13, and 15. I just recently purchased Fat Daddio's in those sizes but have not used them yet.

Saving the Top:
6" square   0
9" square   40
12" square   72
15" square   112
Total Servings 224

gr8_seamstress Posted 15 Jun 2008 , 4:55am
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Go to the Wilton Web site. there is alot of information there, including servings per pan shape & size. Also how many cups of batter per pan & cups of icing needed to ice & decorate.

angelcakes5 Posted 16 Jun 2008 , 12:52am
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Thanks for the help. I already have the Wilton chart, but they dont have odd sizes on there in the square pans.

mindywith3boys Posted 16 Jun 2008 , 1:01am
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I just made a square wedding cake with the Fat Daddio's. They're great! Mine was 7, 9,11 &13. Which only serves 150. But the pan's work great. I know a lot of people really only use magic line, but I've got both and they both work fine. thumbs_up.gif

vdrsolo Posted 16 Jun 2008 , 1:01am
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Squares are really easy to calculate the serving size.

For a 1x2x4 wedding serving slice, just take the area (width x length) and divide by 2.

For example:

15" pan:

15 x 15 = 225

225/2 = 112.5, I round it down to 112 servings

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