How To Make A Smaller Cake Out Of A Larger One?

Decorating By uberathlete Updated 6 Dec 2009 , 7:26pm by leah_s

uberathlete Posted 6 Dec 2009 , 7:03pm
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Hi everyone. I'm gonna do a 4 tier cake next month with the tiers measuring 8" , 11" , 14" , and 17" . Unfortunately, 11" and 17" round cake pans seem to be rare so I'm thinking of just using a bigger pan then cut the cake to the size I need. But what's the most efficient and precise way to do this? Any suggestions would be much appreciated. Thanks!

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JawdroppingCakes Posted 6 Dec 2009 , 7:18pm
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I have done this all the time. I bake a 13 x 9 and then I just buy the cardboard circles or simply trace the size on a paper and place it in the cake and with a knife cut around the circles. Then I just move the left over pieces aside and I'm left with the circles that I cut. Hope this helps. Oh, first I level the cake.

leah_s Posted 6 Dec 2009 , 7:26pm
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You can definitely buy odd sized pans. check out country kitchens, or the wholesale side, CKproducts.

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