Petal Dummy Cake Question...

Decorating By TexasSugar Updated 24 Jun 2010 , 1:20pm by TexasSugar

TexasSugar Posted 22 Jun 2010 , 6:33pm
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I'm thinking of ordering a 8 sided petal dummy cake, but I'm curious how the measurements are. Does anyone happen to have one handy that can tell me, is it like 8in (or what ever the size) from the petal to petal or is it from the inside point of two petals across to the other side?

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glow0369 Posted 22 Jun 2010 , 6:45pm
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my petal pan by Wilton is 8and 1/2 in on the outside. Inside measurement is exactly 8 in.

glow0369 Posted 22 Jun 2010 , 6:48pm
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inside petal measurement is 7 and 3/4. This is where the petal curves in... I know this sounds confusing..

glow0369 Posted 22 Jun 2010 , 6:56pm
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From petal tip to petal tip is 8 in.

sugarshack Posted 23 Jun 2010 , 4:38am
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some pans are 5 petals, some 6 and some 8. would that make the measurements different?

tonedna Posted 23 Jun 2010 , 4:56am
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I think even the petals are 5, 6 or 8 they still measure like regular cakes on the outside of the petal. But I dont own all of them. That's why I say I think..lol
Edna

sugarshack Posted 23 Jun 2010 , 5:00am
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makes sense Edna. I only have the 5's

tonedna Posted 23 Jun 2010 , 5:28am
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I think I have the eights..big mistake!..lol...I rather do 5!
Edna

sugarshack Posted 23 Jun 2010 , 6:15am
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I rather do none! hahaha

tonedna Posted 23 Jun 2010 , 6:55am
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Originally Posted by sugarshack

I rather do none! hahaha




I know icon_lol.gificon_lol.gificon_lol.gif I had no choice! icon_cry.gificon_cry.gificon_cry.gif

Edna icon_biggrin.gif

glow0369 Posted 23 Jun 2010 , 12:28pm
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The poster was interested in an 8 sided pan. I have the whole set and mine.. no matter the size of the pan.. mine all have eight petals. I sent measurments for the 8 in. pan icon_smile.gif

confectionsofahousewife Posted 23 Jun 2010 , 12:58pm
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Originally Posted by TexasSugar

I'm thinking of ordering a 8 sided petal dummy cake, but I'm curious how the measurements are. Does anyone happen to have one handy that can tell me, is it like 8in (or what ever the size) from the petal to petal or is it from the inside point of two petals across to the other side?




Where are you ordering from? I'd like to try a petal dummy cake too. I don't have any petal pans but I'd like to try it out and see if I'm even capable of icing a petal shape!

Loucinda Posted 23 Jun 2010 , 2:28pm
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www.**********.com - take out the spaces.

TexasSugar Posted 23 Jun 2010 , 2:50pm
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Yeah Loucinda, that is where I was looking.

I wasn't sure if the petals were like hexagons. The measurements for hexagons are flat side to flat side, not point to point. I'm planning on using a 14 or 16in board, so I wanted to make sure the petal dummy I bought would fit on the board that size cake board.

And yes covering the petal shape with fondant or icing has me concearned, I seriously doubt I'd ever do a real petal shaped cake. I just thought the petal shape would be kinda of cute for my frog themed cake I am considering doing.

sugarshack Posted 23 Jun 2010 , 4:39pm
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actually i think the hexes measure point to point.

IMO doing petals in fondant is way easier than BC, but they are all a PIA. Good luck!

tonedna Posted 24 Jun 2010 , 5:28am
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Covering a dummy in a petal shape it's more difficult than doing the cake..lol
My opinion.. icon_lol.gif
Edna icon_biggrin.gif

sugarshack Posted 24 Jun 2010 , 5:31am
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agree with that as well..... LOL

TexasSugar Posted 24 Jun 2010 , 1:20pm
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Well I ordered the petal and as a back up plan ordered a hexagon. If I can't get the petal covered then well we will throw it out and do a hexagon. icon_smile.gif

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