I have a bride that wants a 3 tier cropped corner cake - not hexagon, cropped corner. I've attached a picture of what she sent (which is a Martha cake, she doesn't want this design, but this shape).
I am assuming that it is a square with the corners cut off....am I right? If so, how do I get each cake symmetrical....so each corner angle is the same? Ane how do I figure out how many servings you get from each?
Thanks for your help in advance!
When carving cakes it's really useful to make a template. I would make a square of the cake size you are using and fold it into quarters, then draw a line for the corner and cut along it. When you open out your template you then have perfect symmetrical corners! Use coloured (clean) pins to attach to the top of the cake so it doesn't move as you carve. I use a set square when I carve straight edges to guide my knife.
Depending on how deep the corner is, I would take off about 2 servings per quarter, but I don't think that this is an exact science.
Hope this helps, good luck
anyone else? Anyone done one of these cropped corner cakes?
i just did a single layer - it's in my pix.
I just cut the corners off. Measure how far back from the corner you want each size - like 2 or 3" ; then measure how far back into the cake you want to go. I really don't remember but once I cut one corner I used the cut off piece to cut all the rest. I was using styro. http://www.cakecentral.com/modules.php?name=gallery&file=displayimage&pid=1417249
They make cake pans like this.