Star Shaped Bottom Tier??

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caken4fun Posted 15 Dec 2018 , 4:55am
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I was requested to make a cake resembling this. My question is, the bottom tier, the star, could it be a 12 inch round and then a few square cakes baked and cut to match the sides of the round cake or do any of you think it's a pan? Any suggestions or ideas are greatly appreciated. I was trying to find out who the originator of the cake is so I could ask them how they went about making the bottom tier.

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caken4fun Posted 15 Dec 2018 , 5:50am
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Star Shaped Bottom Tier??

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gscout73 Posted 15 Dec 2018 , 1:22pm
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It may be the Wilton Star pan Wilton Star Cake Pan

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yortma Posted 15 Dec 2018 , 1:33pm
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I agree.  probably a star pan.  Or if you don't have or want to buy the pan,  I would make a large circle that would contain the star you want within it, and carve away the five pieces to make the star shape.  You could start with a small circle and attach the arms, as you suggested, but I would worry about how structurally sound that would be.  

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-K8memphis Posted 15 Dec 2018 , 6:26pm
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it would be structurally sound the way you described piecing it together -- there's nothing on top of the joins and even it there was it'd still be ok -- just glue them together with icing -- perfect -- no worries

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kakeladi Posted 15 Dec 2018 , 9:21pm
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I really doubt it is the star pan -it just is not big enough to be holding those upper tiers.  I would make a round and cut sq cakes into points as you mention.   Using b'cream to hold them together it will be stable as long as the whold 'star' if pervectly level & supported before adding the upper tiers..... BUT then..... it will depend on how many servings you need for the overall cake. Makes little difference if you need 50 servings that I'm guessing those upper tiers are a 9" & 6".  

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cakefan92 Posted 16 Dec 2018 , 1:04am
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That bottom tier just doesn't look like a star to me.  It looks like a square tier with the sides cut in.  I don't think you have more than 4 points there.

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kakeladi Posted 16 Dec 2018 , 8:41pm
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cakefan you are very observent :)  Could be a sq w/sides cut in or a round w/points added.

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SandraSmiley Posted 16 Dec 2018 , 9:08pm
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I agree with cakefan92, it looks like four corners to me, almost like a pillow pan without being rounded on top.

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caken4fun Posted 22 Dec 2018 , 7:50am
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Quote by @cakefan92 on 6 days ago

That bottom tier just doesn't look like a star to me.  It looks like a square tier with the sides cut in.  I don't think you have more than 4 points there.

You know, I just looked closer at it after I read your comment. I'm going to see if I can find the originator of this cake and/or possibly get other angles of it.

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SandraSmiley Posted 22 Dec 2018 , 3:40pm
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The shape appears more like this pillow pan with the top flatten.                                                                                                                                                                         https://www.amazon.com/Janolia-Aluminum-Baking-Dessert-Chocolate/dp/B07GB989FZ/ref=sm_n_au_dka_US_pr_con_0_0?adId=B07GB989FZ&creativeASIN=B07GB989FZ&linkId=fe89b7efd22206fcbd345393cdf217b8&tag=cakecentral-20&linkCode=w41&ref-refURL=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.cakecentral.com%2Fforum%2Ft%2F848925%2Fstar-shaped-bottom-tier&slotNum=0&imprToken=xwXNTN3lr2xfCkhd6pZ8WQ&adType=smart&adMode=auto&adFormat=grid&impressionTimestamp=1545493126970&tag=cakecentral-20

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kakeladi Posted 22 Dec 2018 , 6:30pm
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I've not seen that pan before but it sure does look like that bottom tier in the pix OP posted.    BUT......that link you posted does not say how big the largest pan  is.  Is it big enough to stack a 10"er on it? 


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SandraSmiley Posted 22 Dec 2018 , 6:33pm
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I have no idea, Lynne.  It showed up as an advertisement below this page.

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caken4fun Posted 1 Jan 2019 , 11:18am
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I actually have this pan at home, I don't like the way the corners bake so I really don't use it. I think I'm going to print out a star probably 16 or 17 inches, tape the paper to make it the shape I need and use it as a stencil. So I'm thinking a 12 inch round and then I can make the points out of sheet cakes that I'll make and frost them all together carefully.

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vcheddar Posted 1 Jan 2019 , 3:04pm
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Sandrasmiley is correct. That looks like a pillow pan flattened.

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caken4fun Posted 5 Jan 2019 , 11:11am
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Thank you, I’m just hoping it sticks together and the edible image doesn’t rip. 

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caken4fun Posted 5 Jan 2019 , 11:13am
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The entire cake is to feed approximately 80 ppl. So the base I’m thinking 10 or 12 round. 

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