Shaping A 3 Tier Suitcase Wedding Cake!!!

Decorating By yumtreats Updated 17 Apr 2011 , 10:18am by Chellescakes

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yumtreats Posted 14 Apr 2011 , 10:35am
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Hi everyone,

I'm about to start making a 3 tier suitcase (12", 10" & 8") wedding cake for a friend of mine. I just wondered if anyone has ever made one of these and if so, how did you get the "rectangle" shape of the actual cases? If I bake the cakes in the square tins then I'm thinking they won't give the proper look of a case so just wondering would I have to make them in a deep roasting tray and cut to size??

Would be unbelieveably grateful for any advice, thanks so much icon_smile.gif

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Marianna46 Posted 17 Apr 2011 , 3:42am
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I actually have a very large sheet cake pan that I make two of (so that each suitcase is two layers) and cut them to size. I'm not sure I could get a 12", a 10" and an 8" rectangle from that, though. The ones I've made have been smaller. What you COULD do is make several 9" x 13" sheet cakes and cut them down. You'd have a lot left over on the smaller ones, but that's what God made cake balls for!

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Cakechick123 Posted 17 Apr 2011 , 7:06am
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I've started off with a larger square cake than what I needed and cut it to the shape I wanted. The pieces that was cut off was added to the one side to make the rectangle longer.

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Chellescakes Posted 17 Apr 2011 , 10:18am
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I just used rectangular tins.Perhaps you can borrow or hire a set from someone ? Or you could just bake two squares , for each tier and put them together.

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