Wilton Cross Pan - Can I Stack 2?

Decorating By BCo Updated 10 Jul 2008 , 7:49pm by BCo

BCo Posted 9 Jul 2008 , 3:04pm
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Has anyone made two Cross Pan cakes and stacked them together? I have a customer who wants the cross pan but they only need 25 -30 servings (very adamant about not going over the serving # or wanting any sort of "big" cake) I believe the cross serves 16 so if I put 2 together with filling inbetween it would give her 2 layers or 32 servings? Sort of almost like a 3D cross. I was going to stack in ontop of another cake but that will give her way too many servings then what she wants. Just wondered if anyone else has done this or it anyone else had any suggestions! I know the edges are beveled and I guess I'm wanting to make sure the upsidedown beveled part that would be the "bottom" of the cake would support the top layer cross. (hope that make sense)

thanks so much!
Brandie

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Doug Posted 9 Jul 2008 , 4:15pm
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why not use this template:

http://www.cakecentral.com/cake-photo_585813.html

and make either from 9x13 >> about 24 2x2 party servings

or an 11x15 >> about 35 2x2 party servings

both would yield more cut smaller serving size.

BCo Posted 9 Jul 2008 , 8:25pm
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ahhh - could it have been more simpler? LOL Sometimes I guess I just over think things!! I was thinking how would I carve it out of a sheet cake and be able to tell how many servings I was getting if I was cutting away so much cake!! Sometimes the brain just does not like to think simple!! Or maybe I just like to do things the hard way icon_razz.gif

thank you Doug - that's a Perfect solution!!!

Michele25 Posted 9 Jul 2008 , 8:46pm
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I have both the large and small cross pans from Wilton. The smaller pan uses one cake mix, and I tell my customers they can get about 12-15 servings from it. The larger pan takes 2 cake mixes, and I tell customers they can get around 24 to about 28 servings from it.

Because the edges of the cross are beveled, I would think it wouldn't work to stack two on top of each other.

HTH!
Michele

BCo Posted 10 Jul 2008 , 11:45am
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I guess I didn't realize that there were 2 sizes - I guess the larger one would work for me!!! I'll take a look at my cake shop and see what I can find - but if not Doug's template will work!!

thank you

Brandie

butterflywings Posted 10 Jul 2008 , 1:21pm
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it you decide to go with the larger cross pan, you can still torte it and add filling of choice, so it's not just plain cake.

you can do that with doug's plan, too. icon_biggrin.gif

BCo Posted 10 Jul 2008 , 1:29pm
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thanks guys!! I'll look for the large pan - I like the beveled edges and if not I will go with Plan B - aka: Doug's Plan!

thanks

Sugar_Plum_Fairy Posted 10 Jul 2008 , 1:37pm
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Originally Posted by Michele25

I have both the large and small cross pans from Wilton. The smaller pan uses one cake mix, and I tell my customers they can get about 12-15 servings from it. The larger pan takes 2 cake mixes, and I tell customers they can get around 24 to about 28 servings from it.

Because the edges of the cross are beveled, I would think it wouldn't work to stack two on top of each other.

HTH!
Michele




Michele, do you have both? Could you tell me the dimensions of each? Thanks.

Doug Posted 10 Jul 2008 , 1:50pm
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i have looked and looked for the large pan -- never found it in a store and rarely seen it on eBay where it usually goes for top $.

where & when did you get yours?

Michele25 Posted 10 Jul 2008 , 3:11pm
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Sugar Plum Fairy - I am attaching a diagram that shows the dimensions of both cross pans. I will also upload it in the sketches & patterns gallery.

Doug - I believe I got the pan about 7 or 8 years ago, although I can't remember if I found it at the one and only cake supply store in my area, or if I got it on ebay. I think it was already discontinued when I bought it. I felt lucky to find it because I use it way more than my small cross pan.
LL

Doug Posted 10 Jul 2008 , 3:19pm
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ah well, then I guess, unless I ever get super lucky on eBay, I'm stuck doing the sheet cake way!

Michele25 Posted 10 Jul 2008 , 3:41pm
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Your way is great too. Thanks for making the template for everyone - you're always so helpful! thumbs_up.gif

Sugar_Plum_Fairy Posted 10 Jul 2008 , 4:25pm
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Thanks, Michele.

I feel like my sanity (or part of it) has been restored. I knew I had seen a larger one than the one I ordered somewhere, and I was sure it was Wilton's.

BCo Posted 10 Jul 2008 , 7:49pm
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Darn darn darn - wish the larger one was available too - oh, well - thanks again everyone!

Brandie

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