Can I Make A Hexagon From A Circle Or A Square?

Decorating By jescapades Updated 14 Sep 2008 , 2:53am by jescapades

jescapades Posted 12 Sep 2008 , 9:57pm
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i searched for this question, but wasn't able to find anything, so i thought i would try asking. i have to make a hexagon shaped cake for sunday and i don't have a pan (and none of my local joanns, michaels, ac moores, etc) had one. i was wondering, (how) can i make a hexagon from a square or a circle pan?

thanks so much!!

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adamt01 Posted 12 Sep 2008 , 10:14pm
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Yes, you can with a square pan. You may end up wasting more cake with a circle pan.

Here's an image that might help you out with carving from using a square.

peg818 Posted 12 Sep 2008 , 10:17pm
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easier from a square, just cut the corners at an angel

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\\/ something like this but evener. i would make a pattern with waxed paper. Going to be a pain to ice.

grams Posted 12 Sep 2008 , 10:17pm
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Yes, use a round pan and cut the sides the same length as the radius of the round layer. The round layer is 8 inches the hexagon sides would be 4 inches.

jescapades Posted 12 Sep 2008 , 10:23pm
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thanks everyone!! tammie, your photo isn't coming up... is there another way to send it??

KoryAK Posted 12 Sep 2008 , 11:03pm
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Also you can size a hexagon in Word or something and them print it out for a template. You will have to tape a couple pages together maybe, but it'll work well.

jescapades Posted 13 Sep 2008 , 3:16pm
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i did it! yay!! my dh helped! thanks again!

jescapades Posted 14 Sep 2008 , 2:53am
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here's the final product of the square-turned-hexagon cake i made today.

it's the mystery machine from scooby doo for my twin boys' third birthday party tomorrow. thanks so much for all your help!

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