## Mixed Shapes Question

By jamc100 Updated 13 Jun 2011 , 2:53am by CWR41

jamc100 Posted 12 Jun 2011 , 6:06am
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I'm making my sister's wedding cake in 2 weeks, and she wants a mixed shape cake. We're doing a round, square, round. I was going to make a 12 inch round, 10 inch square, and 8 inch round, but when I went to the store to buy the pan I needed I decided to play around with the pans to see what it would look like. The 10 inch looks like it's a little too big to stack on top of the 12 inch. Is that just the pans playing tricks on me, or something? I already had this planned out, I would prefer not to have to switch my plans around. Will it fit and have room for an iced border? If not, what is your experience on what will work?

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CWR41 Posted 12 Jun 2011 , 3:36pm
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A 10" square won't fit on top of a 12" round.

Here are the 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

jamc100 Posted 12 Jun 2011 , 7:40pm
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Thanks so much!

Kitagrl Posted 12 Jun 2011 , 8:08pm
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I find its easy to remember that if you are stacking a square on top of a round, you have to skip a size (go 4 inches less in size instead of 2). But if you are stacking a round on top of a square, you don't have to skip a size.

So it would be a 12" square, a 10" round, and a 6" square. Or, a 12" round, an 8" square, and a 6" round.

CWR41 Posted 13 Jun 2011 , 2:53am
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Kitagrl

I find its easy to remember that if you are stacking a square on top of a round, you have to skip a size (go 4 inches less in size instead of 2).

That only works for sizes smaller than 9"...
10" and larger requires more than 4 inches.