Pyramid Shaped Cake

Decorating By ginger6361 Updated 5 Jan 2011 , 11:43pm by Perpz

ginger6361 Posted 16 Aug 2009 , 5:00am
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Hi all!! I need urgent help/1 I am making a pyramid cake, the size of a transformer and can not figure if I start out with stacked square or round cakes and how to cut it!! Any help? Thanks

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xstitcher Posted 16 Aug 2009 , 5:06am
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I'd say square if your going to have a square base for your pyramid.

ginger6361 Posted 16 Aug 2009 , 5:23am
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thanks for the info!!

Gramms_Goodies Posted 16 Aug 2009 , 5:46am
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Ginger, I am by no means great at this, but I made a pyramid shaped cake for a friends daughter and I started with an 8x8 square and stacked it until I reached the desired height, then carved the triangle shape on all four sides. There may be a much easier way to do it, but I just thought I'd share, LOL

cylstrial Posted 16 Aug 2009 , 1:14pm
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Originally Posted by Gramms_Goodies

Ginger, I am by no means great at this, but I made a pyramid shaped cake for a friends daughter and I started with an 8x8 square and stacked it until I reached the desired height, then carved the triangle shape on all four sides. There may be a much easier way to do it, but I just thought I'd share, LOL




That's exactly what I would do as well. icon_biggrin.gif

Doug Posted 16 Aug 2009 , 8:56pm
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to assist in visualizing:

(remember to "glue" all the parts together with BC as you go)
LL

Gramms_Goodies Posted 16 Aug 2009 , 9:02pm
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Wow, great diagram!

ginger6361 Posted 16 Aug 2009 , 9:39pm
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Thanks for the suggestion. I am trying it tonight.

Quote:
Originally Posted by Gramms_Goodies

Ginger, I am by no means great at this, but I made a pyramid shaped cake for a friends daughter and I started with an 8x8 square and stacked it until I reached the desired height, then carved the triangle shape on all four sides. There may be a much easier way to do it, but I just thought I'd share, LOL


ginger6361 Posted 18 Aug 2009 , 2:01am
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So if I am making a 8x8 squar cake4, with 4 layers, I cut in 4 inches from the edge?? Sorry I'm a little confused.

Doug Posted 18 Aug 2009 , 2:07am
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2 inches -- follow the color coded numbers.

information for 8" squares is in orange.

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you want a 4" wide top on the bottom tier.

that means you cut in 2" on each side.

ginger6361 Posted 21 Aug 2009 , 1:40am
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Originally Posted by Doug

2 inches -- follow the color coded numbers.

information for 8" squares is in orange.

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you want a 4" wide top on the bottom tier.

that means you cut in 2" on each side.


I got it!! thanks

Perpz Posted 5 Jan 2011 , 11:43pm
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Just what I needed! thank you!

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