Square Cakes!!!!!

Decorating By mariak Updated 9 Apr 2014 , 1:18pm by nancylee61

mariak Posted 6 Apr 2014 , 4:59am
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Can I just say, I.HATE.SQUARE.CAKES! I never want to do one again! The corners are the biggest pain. I am doing a 4 tier square wedding cake right now and getting all the lines straight is driving me nuts. Cakes should be round. Plus, this "simple" cake is covered completely with sotas. I have gotten the biggest tier done and out of the way but my hand is killing me. I thinned my icing down and it still is making my hand cramp. Sorry I just had to vent to someone!

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morganchampagne Posted 6 Apr 2014 , 6:11am
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AWhat pans do you use? I read somewhere that magic line pans have the straight corners which make it easier. Not sure how true that is....but those are the pans I have

leah_s Posted 6 Apr 2014 , 1:52pm
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AI agree that Magic Line are excellent. And sotas are a very forgiving design.

mariak Posted 6 Apr 2014 , 10:46pm
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AI don't have that kind of pans. I know some of my problems are the pans. I just prefer doing round cakes. I think most of my frustration was in doing the sotas. The are super easy and like leah_s said hide so much but my hands are killing me! Here is the finished cake. I was pretty happy with how it turned out. Don't like the picture but the lighting at the hall was terrible.

mariak Posted 6 Apr 2014 , 10:49pm
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AOops, it might help if I attach the pic[ATTACHMENT=1611]1010229_10201688676398759_6723633636358731671_n.jpg (35k. jpg file)[/ATTACHMENT]

jennb999 Posted 6 Apr 2014 , 11:49pm
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I think you did an amazing job!!!!

morganchampagne Posted 6 Apr 2014 , 11:53pm
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ALooks great!

sweettooth101 Posted 7 Apr 2014 , 2:12am
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You did a wonderful job. What size are your cakes? I have to do square ones in a month too and like you I prefer rounds.I have been watching cup a dee's you tube tutorial to get some ideas.

Cakejeanie Posted 7 Apr 2014 , 12:09pm
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ABeautiful job on the cake. The irony of it all- cake looks easy to make but the reality is the complete opposite of easy!

What are sotas?

maisie73 Posted 7 Apr 2014 , 1:28pm
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AYep, beautiful cake. And, I'd like to know too, what are sotas? I was wondering when I was reading this thread the other day but didn't want to ask in case it was a stupid question!

hbquikcomjamesl Posted 7 Apr 2014 , 1:51pm
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A

Original message sent by Cakejeanie

What are sotas?

I'm curious about that, too. Not a lot of words that leave OneLook.com scratching its virtual head.

AnnieCahill Posted 7 Apr 2014 , 2:02pm
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Sotas are cornelli lace on crack.  Basically overlapping squiggles:

 

http://www.wilton.com/technique/Sotas

Norasmom Posted 7 Apr 2014 , 2:04pm
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At first I thought it said "sofas…" :D:D

 

I sold my square pans on ebay…I only make round cakes or sometimes (rarely) sculpted cakes, no rectangles for me either!

maisie73 Posted 8 Apr 2014 , 9:50pm
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AThanks AnnieCahill. Cornelli lace on crack- hilarious! Then I looked at the link and laughed a bit more! :-D

mariak Posted 8 Apr 2014 , 10:07pm
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Thanks everyone. I actually had never heard of them either until I had to figure out how the cake in her picture was decorated. They are super easy and look great but are a killer on the hand!

AZCouture Posted 8 Apr 2014 , 10:30pm
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Sotas: almost like someone started to do something intricate, and said "ahhhhhh, heck with it, I'm just squiggle this icing all over and hope for the best"

Cakejeanie Posted 9 Apr 2014 , 7:41am
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Quote:

Originally Posted by AnnieCahill 
 

Sotas are cornelli lace on crack.  Basically overlapping squiggles:

 

http://www.wilton.com/technique/Sotas

 

LOL!!

 

I saw a pic of sotas- wow lots of work!

AnnieCahill Posted 9 Apr 2014 , 1:11pm
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Sotas: almost like someone started to do something intricate, and said "ahhhhhh, heck with it, I'm just squiggle this icing all over and hope for the best"

 

AKA, "ain't nobody got time for that."

nancylee61 Posted 9 Apr 2014 , 1:18pm
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AIronically, I thought cornelli lace would be hard, but I find it much easier than most other piping techniques, and a thousand times easier than smoothing that darn buttercream! Maybe because I free motion quilt, which is the same idea?

I hope that smooth BC goes out of style soon!!, :)

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