Cutting Hexagon Shaped Cake From Square Cake

Decorating By DreamInCake11 Updated 27 Apr 2009 , 6:33pm by Suzycakes

DreamInCake11 Posted 27 Apr 2009 , 6:09pm
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I've tried searching CC for this, but couldn't find it.

Does anyone cut their hexagon shaped cakes from square cakes that they have baked? Is it hard? Does it cause problems with crumbling, etc...? What's the ratio for the cuts so that the sides are all the same length? Any other tips?

Thanks!!!
DreaminCake11

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patticakesnc Posted 27 Apr 2009 , 6:21pm
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I would do a template and lay it on the cake and cut it from there. You can do a hexagon from a round cake as well. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hexagon#Regular_hexagon They show a formula for doing it from a circle.

FromScratch Posted 27 Apr 2009 , 6:22pm
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I've done it. It's a pain in the ass. It's hard to get it all even. For the time and aggravation, I'd seriously just buy hex pans. icon_biggrin.gif

Suzycakes Posted 27 Apr 2009 , 6:33pm
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I totally agree with FromScratch! I did it once and I won't do it again. I will buy the pans the next time. Getting the ratio right - layer to layer - is the most major obstacle. Plus the cut edges of cake are just too hard to have to ice and keep clean.

Buy the pans - the aggravation is just not worth it!

Suze

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