Hexagon Cake Drum, Help!

Decorating By projectqueen Updated 5 Mar 2009 , 9:31pm by yh9080

projectqueen Posted 5 Mar 2009 , 2:09pm
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What do you all use for your hexagon shape cake drums?

The bottom cake will be 14" hexagon so I guess it should be 18" but I didn't see any in the cake supply.

Anyone have a template to cut an 18" hexagon from foam core? Does anyone make their own or where did you buy?

Thanks.

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JenWhitlock Posted 5 Mar 2009 , 2:15pm
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I haven't made any hex-cakes, but can you buy a round, trace the pan, and offset the line with a ruler?

Wilton has a tutorial online and in their books about tracing their character pans to make a custom cakeboard.

dsilvest Posted 5 Mar 2009 , 2:21pm
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Trace around your hex pan on newspaper, add 2"border around it, cut it out and trace onto foam board or cardboard. Cut out using a box cutter. I usually use 2-4 layers taped together and then covered in fondant.

jlynnw Posted 5 Mar 2009 , 2:22pm
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I so cheat this one. I take a roll of tape that has as much tape thickness that I want the finished board to be. Place the tape roll next to the pan, A pencil on the inside of the tape. Roll the tape around while tracing. Even uniform border is now traced. Cut and go. You can square off the edges if you want.

projectqueen Posted 5 Mar 2009 , 2:36pm
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These are some good ideas, thank you.

Unfortunately, although I can make a rose from icing, I cannot draw a straight line even with a ruler - so this should be interesting icon_rolleyes.gif

dsilvest Posted 5 Mar 2009 , 9:06pm
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Trace around your hex pan on newspaper, add 2"border around it, cut it out and trace onto foam board or cardboard. Cut out using a box cutter. I usually use 2-4 layers taped together and then covered in fondant.

yh9080 Posted 5 Mar 2009 , 9:31pm
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I take a roll of tape that has as much tape thickness that I want the finished board to be. Place the tape roll next to the pan, A pencil on the inside of the tape. Roll the tape around while tracing. Even uniform border is now traced. Cut and go. You can square off the edges if you want.




This is what I do and it works great. It's quick, easy, and works like a charm. In a pinch, I've also used an old CD although the tape works better.

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