Offset Square Wedding Cake

Decorating By specialcake Updated 24 Jan 2011 , 10:43pm by specialcake

specialcake Posted 24 Jan 2011 , 6:50pm
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I will be making my first offset square wedding cake... what would be the ideal size pan between them, 3" or 4" (ex. 6",9",12" or 6"10"14")... and would be very grateful if you could give me any advice and tip how to stack them... It will be 3 or 4 tiers.

THANKS! and Happy Backing! icon_smile.gif

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leafO Posted 24 Jan 2011 , 7:35pm
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Someone had posted a chart of the squares diagonal length in a post recently but I couldn't find it. Here a chart I found by googling. http://www.karencombs.com/finding_the_diagonal_of_a_square.htm

What angle are use using to offset? I found it really helpful to cut out the pan sizes in scrapbook paper and layer them on top on each other to see how the stacked cake sized looked together.

I just did my first square cake with offset tiers at the beginning of this month. I offset them 90 degrees. So I used a 6" 10" and 16" cause a 10" diagonal is slightly more than 14" so it would have hung over a bit. A 6" 9" 14" would work too.

I didn't have a 16" pan so I baked a bunch of 8" squares and put them together (Thanks to the great advice from friends here on CC). It worked out great!

leily Posted 24 Jan 2011 , 7:44pm
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The size difference will depend on how offset you plan on stacking the squares. (and the total number of servings you're trying to get)

Are you looking to offset a little like this?
http://cakecentral.com/gallery/1217173

Or do a larger offset like this?
http://cakecentral.com/gallery/1439025

or even like this (i didn't think of this until i searched "offset square" in the galleries)
http://cakecentral.com/gallery/1921406

CWR41 Posted 24 Jan 2011 , 8:54pm
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Right angle measurements:
4" 5.66
5" 7.07
6" 8.49
7" 9.9
8" 11.31
9" 12.73
10" 14.14
11" 15.56
12" 16.97
13" 18.38
14" 19.8
15" 21.21
16" 22.63
17" 24.04
18" 25.46

specialcake Posted 24 Jan 2011 , 10:43pm
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THANK YOU SO, SO MUCH FOR YOUR HELP, tips, suggestions and link, very help full each one of them!... I can see that is not just to stuck an square cake in top of the other, there are details that I can watch, think and decide!... AGAIN thanks!... I will post picture of the cake.

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