Tapering A Square Cake...tricks?

Decorating By morrisaz2004 Updated 18 Aug 2010 , 9:05pm by morrisaz2004

morrisaz2004 Posted 18 Aug 2010 , 4:23am
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So, I'm going to attempt tapering a square can (larger on top/smaller on the bottom) and was wondering if there are any tricks to getting each side straight? This is not for a topsy turvy cake, just a 2 tier, square cake, with tapered sides. I know that I should carve it upside down, from what I've read, but is there anything else I should be keenly aware of? Thanks, in advance, for any help you can give me.

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Doug Posted 18 Aug 2010 , 11:42am
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1) you'll do it UPSIDE DOWN to make the cutting easier.

2) need 3 cake boards precut as follow: (measurements given are examples only and you will have to determine your needed sizes!)

a) size of the top (so like 10x10)

b) size of MIDDLE (so like 8xicon_cool.gif

c) (size of bottom (so like 6x6)

3) put first layer of cake on largest square

4) add middle size square

5) add next layer

6 add smallest square (being careful to align all squares -- a center dowel will help with this)

7) use squares to guide the knife.

8 FLIP and it's done.

morrisaz2004 Posted 18 Aug 2010 , 9:05pm
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Doug, seriously, you never cease to amaze me! You're always right there with a helpful tip for anyone that needs one. I appreciate the help and the response. You just took the worry out of my cake carving. Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!!! thumbs_up.gif

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