Red Velvet Cake For A Square Wedding Cake

by Vivienne
(New Zealand)

I have been asked to make a red velvet cake for a square wedding cake that is 4 tiers. The bottom is to be traditional fruit and the top 3 red velvet. All the recipes I find for red velvet are round. The bride wants a square wedding cake.


Can you help me with quantity of red velvet ingredients for a 6", 8" and 10" square and cooking times for these. I am getting desperate as I have a bridezilla to deal with.

Oh No a bridezilla!!! Well I will do my best to help you out. Square cakes take a little more batter than a round cake of the same size. So if you have a recipe for round cakes than I would make an extra batch to fill your square pans. If you don't have a recipe that you are using then look at this red velvet recipe.

That recipe is for a 3 layer 9 inch round cake. There are a few factors to consider, such as how many layers you are planning for each tier and what height you would like your cakes to be. Also every batter is different in how much it rises etc. So I am assuming you want two layers for each square cake. Here is what I would do.

Assuming you do not have a commercial size mixer. Make 4 batches of the red velvet cake recipe on my site or you can use your recipe. That should be plenty of batter for you to work with plus some.

For baking times. The cakes will take 30 minutes or more. See this post on baking times. Check your cakes and test them out by either the toothpick method (stick the toothpick or a knife into the center of the cake, if it comes out clean the cakes are done.) or by touching the tops of the cakes to see if they spring back, which indicates a finished cake.

I wish you the best with your bride. If you have more questions or I didn't make it clear enough please feel free to ask more questions.

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