sweetmelodee Posted 8 Aug 2013 , 4:43am
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Hello!

I'm making a wedding cake tomorrow and it is all square I am using the wilton 3 peice square cake pan set. I'm having trouble with the basics.

I am making a 2 layer 3 teier. When baked the top of the cake is wider than the bottom, so when I go to fill and stack it looks more like an hour glass vs an even square. For the life of me I can't seem to figure out a way to stack them and have them be even on all sides.It will be covered in fondant. As simple as that sounds it's making me crazy.

I don't want to have to trim the edges unless thats the only way. 

Thanks in advance for your help!

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Godot Posted 8 Aug 2013 , 5:35am
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Trim the edges.

AZCouture Posted 8 Aug 2013 , 6:55am
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Doesn't matter what it's shaped like, I can ice a round cake square, and a square cake round, because you ice to the shape of the board the cake sits on. You fill everything in with buttercream, and everything should be flush straight up and down from your cake board. 

Stitches Posted 8 Aug 2013 , 2:10pm
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Originally Posted by AZCouture 

Doesn't matter what it's shaped like, I can ice a round cake square, and a square cake round, because you ice to the shape of the board the cake sits on. You fill everything in with buttercream, and everything should be flush straight up and down from your cake board. 

Ditto, but you'll use more frosting (added costs=less profit) and it might not please the people receiving it and eating it.

 

With those kinds of pans (throw them out and get better ones cause those will drive you nuts!) you've really got to trim your cake before frosting it. It's so much harder to mess with a budging middle than starting with a nice flat level side.

remnant3333 Posted 8 Aug 2013 , 2:19pm
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AI do not like any Wilton cake pans!!! I have replaced them all. Triming the edges should help to even the cake out.

mollineau Posted 8 Aug 2013 , 2:51pm
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Why don't you try Magic line cake pan they are straight and comes out so nice and square I don't like wilton or fat daddio for that reason so I got magic line from Global Sugar Art icon_biggrin.gif

sweetmelodee Posted 8 Aug 2013 , 3:10pm
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Thanks for your suggestions. I'm just working with what I have at the moment to get through this cake then I can up grade my pans later. Thanks!

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