Square Wedding Cakes Question

Square Wedding Cake

Square Wedding Cake

I'm doing a 4 tiered square cake in a few months and I don't know what size pans I should use. Any suggestions?


Have you ever frozen the 14 or 16' sizes before? I just think they would be hard to wrap and freeze.

Also I'm worried about stacking them...I've stacked lots of round layers before but never square ones.


Hi, Square wedding cakes are slightly more of a challenge, but not much different than preparing a round one. They are a little more difficult to frost because of the squared off edges.

The picture above is a four tiered square wedding cake that I made a few years ago. It was very heavy because of the fondant. Use extra dowels in a case like this and double up on the cardboard underneath each tier.

You didn't say how many people you will be serving, just that you want four tiers. Determine what size pans will fit into your oven, freezer and refrigerator and take it from there.

Pictured above is a 16, 12, 8 and 6. I was working in a commercial kitchen at the time with large ovens and a walk in freezer and refrigerator.

If you are making this from home you may have to make it smaller and have an extra sheet for the bride and groom. You can try a 14, 10, 6 and 4. This should serve at least 150.

Freezing and stacking is exactly the same as a round cake. You can use a clean kitchen garbage bag as a wrapper or a commercial size Saran wrap.

Here is a good post about the process of putting the tiers together. There is a section on 3 tiered cakes and bit about freezing






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May 17, 2010
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sq. wedding cake to serve 150
by: Patti

You said that the cake shown, you used a 16,12,8 & 6. How many servings was it?

I've got my first Wedding cake to do, the bride wants a 4 tiered Square cake to feed 150 people.
The pans that I have are... 16,12,10,8 & 6.Idon't have 14in pans, do I need to get one?or can I use the ones that I have?
HELP!!! PLEASE!!! Patti from NC

May 17, 2010
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No problem...
by: Lorelie

Hi Patti,
You will be just fine with a 16 inch bottom cake a 12, 8 and a 6 inch top for the bride and groom. Those size cakes will serve at least 200 people. A four tier is a nice size cake. Let us know how it goes. Can you send a picture when its done? Would love to see it and hear all about it. Good Luck Patti!

May 23, 2010
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Square Wedding Cake
by: Patti

I got a 14in sq. pan this weekend!! So for the Sq. wedding cake to serve 150, should I use...
14,12,8&6?? say a prayer.. doing the cake this week, for May,29th. I'm nervous, i know i can make the cake, just delivering it is what i'm worried about it's 30 miles from my house.
Thank you for all your HELP!! I'll for sure post pictures! Patti

May 23, 2010
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Cake for 150
by: Lorelie

A three tier cake 14-10-6 with an extra 8 on the side is a nice size and will feed 150. This way the cake is easier to deliver. You can put it together and deliver it stacked (with a dowel rod through the center) or transport them individually, finishing the cake when you arrive.

Drive carefully and if possible have someone with you in the vehicle that can keep an eye on the cake for you. Good luck . I will say a prayer for you!

Lorelie

Can't wait to see pics.

May 24, 2010
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Sq. cake
by: Patti

The cake has to be 4 tiers,besides the 6in for the top, what other size pans should I use for aleast 150 servings? Patti

May 24, 2010
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4 tiers
by: Lorelie

Hi Patti,

I would do a 14-10-8-6

I prefer a 4 inch difference between cakes because it looks more balanced, but I have done the four tier in this size many times and it looks nice too.

Good luck!

May 25, 2010
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thank you
by: patti

ok, thank you for ALL your help!! i guess the next time you hear from me, will be when i post some pictures!!
Again, THANK YOU!!
Patti

May 25, 2010
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Goodie!
by: Lorelie

Oh goodie I can't Wait to see it!

May 30, 2010
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Patti's Cake
by: Lorelie

Ooh I like the name Patti Cake

So here is Patti's 4 tier square wedding cake.


Aug 08, 2013
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3 tier square cake
by: Curry

I am making a 3 tier square stacked cake for a small wedding. The ties will be offset a little. Will it look right if I use a 12", 8" and a 4". They don't need a lot of cake.

Aug 08, 2013
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offset tiers
by: Lorelie

Hi Curry, Test your pans out first to see if it will work. Stack the pans the way you are planning on actually doing it with the real cakes. Their has to be a large difference between the sizes. I believe at least 4 inches. Yes I just tested mine out and 12 8 4 works

Aug 16, 2014
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new cake pans
by: Amy

good afternoon, i have a new set of Wilton square cake pan set. how do i wash them for the first time? do i use hot water only or is it safe to use dish washing liquid and hot water. thanks

Aug 18, 2014
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washing pans
by: Lorelie

Hi Amy, Wash the pans with warm water and dish soap. Rinse really well. That should do it. No special treatment needed. If you want to see how to prep the pans before adding the batter I have a video about that.

Apr 09, 2015
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Big Big cake!!
by: Jessica

Hello there! I am making my first big cake, of course for a wedding (no pressure). She wants a 5 tier square cake with rotated layers. does that make sense? I am just curious as to how to stack them, is it just the same way? dowels, and cake boards? So very very nervous!!

Apr 09, 2015
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5 tier square wedding cake
by: Lorelie

Hi Jessica, That is a pretty tall order LOL. Yes you do stack them the same way with dowels and cake boards. With the rotation of the cakes it makes it difficult to do 5 tiers though. Each cake must be a four inch difference to successfully stack them rotated. You will see what I mean if you take your pans and try stacking them this way. You would have to start with a huge base. Maybe you can rotate some of them and not all? Play around with different arrangements and Good Luck. Would love to see a picture when you are through.

Oct 06, 2015
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How many batches
by: Bonnie

I'm making a 4 tier square wedding cake. The tiers are 16,12,8 & 6. ( that is the smallest I have now should I get a 4). The bride wants 2 tiers red velvet & 2 tiers chocolate. The 16 being red velvet 12 chocolate etc. if I use your red velvet recipe how many batches do I need to make for each 2 layer tier? Also she thought about chocolate pound for chocolate. Do you think that would be to heavy if so did you gave a chocolate recipe & how many batches. Thanks for your help. I love looking at your site & found so many great tips.

Hi Bonnie, generally one batch of most of the recipes makes a 8 or 9 inch cake. I don't do the Red Velvet often enough to know how many batches but I would estimate that you will need to make 6 or more batches. The chocolate cake I recommend is the buttermilk one here It comes with a large batch written out for you. I don't think you need a 4 inch cake on top. This cake you are making is quite large. Hope that helps. Good luck and thank you for your nice comment about my site :-)

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