Cutting Out Round Cakes From A Big Sheet Cake

Decorating By jdconcc Updated 19 Oct 2010 , 8:40pm by jdconcc

jdconcc Posted 17 Oct 2010 , 7:36pm
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At the moment I do my own baking and am keen to hand that side of the business over to someone else as I find it the most stressful time consuming bit.. well time I'd rather be decorating.

So I've found a baker who has suggested it would be more cost effective to buy large sheet cakes from him and then cut out the size of the cakes necessary. Rather than cutting round tins I would like to get a set of cutters (like enormous cookie cutters) made to cut the cakes out.

I'm based in the uk has anyone got any ideas where I could go with this and does anyone think it will work???

Thank you xxx

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CWR41 Posted 17 Oct 2010 , 9:46pm
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Originally Posted by jdconcc

So I've found a baker who has suggested it would be more cost effective to buy large sheet cakes from him and then cut out the size of the cakes necessary. Rather than cutting round tins I would like to get a set of cutters (like enormous cookie cutters) made to cut the cakes out.




They are called cake rings. Rather than messing with raw edges and crumbs, would your baker be able to bake the round layers that you need?

TrixieTreats Posted 17 Oct 2010 , 10:08pm
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I think it could work if it is actually more cost effective. On the show Amazing Wedding Cakes, I have seen this method used in those professional bakeries. I think it would come down to cost effectiveness and waste. If you run your numbers and the costs to get the amount of sheet cake for any given size outweighs or equals the costs for you to produce the cake as you normally would, I would say that it is definitely worth it.

kansaslaura Posted 17 Oct 2010 , 10:35pm
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I can see it being more cost effective to cut the rounds out of a sheet on a large scale. Same size pans going into the oven, no extra pans to deal with and the oven shelves are used efficiently.

jdconcc Posted 19 Oct 2010 , 8:40pm
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Thanks everyone, that really helps. I'll google cake rings. I'm not sure where the baker gets the cost effectivness but I think for them it's probably just lots less hassle and no lining of individual tins? Thanks again icon_smile.gif x

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