Square wedding cake with diamond imprint
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I am making a square tiered wedding cake and the bride wants a diamond imprint on 2 of the tiers. I've always used a buttercream frosting for my kids birthday cakes and have never done something like this yet. What is the best type of frosting to use for this and how do you make the diamond imprints?
Fondant would be the best covering to use for making imprints on a cake.
Using the tool you would just press gently into the fondant as you roll it along at a diagonal. Then roll it back on the opposite diagonal to make diamonds. Practice first on a piece of fondant before you do the actual cake.
Good luck and please upload a picture of the finished cake along with a story about it or enter the cake decorating contest.
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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
Square Wedding Cake Stacked and Tiered
Question: Hi, I am making a square wedding cake, stacked and tiered. It's my first wedding cake and I am doing it for my niece next year.
My idea is to have 16" and 12" square cakes stacked on top of each other. Then pillar an 8" and a 6" for the top.
I have heard that my layers need to be 4" high. Do I achieve this by torting?
I will use cake separator plates too. Do I just put fresh flowers on the cake separator plates? My niece has requested flowers between the 8' and 6" layers.
It is my understanding that this would feed 200 people?
Any help would be appreciated.
Answer: Hi, As in the square wedding cake pictured above, you can place the flowers in between the pillars directly on the separator plates. They will stay fresh as is or you can use an oasis soaked in water, which you can get at craft shops. You would then just stick the stems into the oasis. I would use the Oasis method if the pillars are higher, then you can arrange the fresh flowers to add a little height.
Your tiers (each cake) should measure at least 4 to 6 inches high when finished. The cake layers should be around 2 inches high each, the filling or torting around the edges will add an additional inch or so. The final frosting and decorating adds a little more height.
Your sizes are perfect for 200 people.
This post on square wedding cakes question may be of help to you.
Good luck. I'm sure my readers would love to see the results and any advice you can give after your first wedding cake. Congratulations!
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