Crazy Square Cakes

Decorating By Honeychild Updated 31 Jan 2010 , 1:51am by Peridot

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Honeychild Posted 30 Jan 2010 , 4:16am
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I got started on a square wedding cake and after icing it and setting it up in the freezer before I wrap it, I can tell one corner is shorter than the other, about 1/2 inch. Good heavens, I can never get a perfect square, I give up. And tonight the gallery is full of perfect square cakes, gorgeous, and flawless...sigh. How does one get a perfect square? I will try to hide this flaw come time for decorating but I would love to get it right the first time for once. Any tips would be appreciated..

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prterrell Posted 30 Jan 2010 , 4:26am
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Do you mean the cake is not level?

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leah_s Posted 30 Jan 2010 , 4:30am
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You have to build up those corners with an extra rosette of icing in every corner between the layers. Be generous! On the rare occasion I do a square cake (hate them) the corners are higher than the rest of the cake until I give it time to settle, then everything's even again.

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Renaejrk Posted 30 Jan 2010 , 4:53am
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You can also build corners with cake spackle between the layers, it will be more sturdy than the icing by itself.

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Honeychild Posted 31 Jan 2010 , 1:26am
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Thanks for those tips ladies. Yes, my square cakes are not very level but I will definetly try the icing and spackle trick.

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love2frost Posted 31 Jan 2010 , 1:37am
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What is cake spackle?

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jammjenks Posted 31 Jan 2010 , 1:47am
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Sugarshack's buttercream dvd is awesome for showing how to ice round and square cakes. I highly recommend it.

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Peridot Posted 31 Jan 2010 , 1:51am
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Leah,

I don't remember from past posts - I assume you use the dam between layers. So with squares do you plop the extra rosette on top of the dam in the corners?

Thanks

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