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PostPosted: Fri Mar 24, 2006 12:46 pm 
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Hi,

I'm making a cake for my daughter's birthday which is going to be similar to the one in this picture:

Party Theme Pictures with Cake

What size cake pans should I use for a similar effect? How many cake mixes do you think it will take to make this cake?

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Just guessing, I'd think the squares are probably 8" and 4". I made a square tiered cake for my final cake in my Wilton Class. I couldn't find a 4" cake pan and wound up using a loaf pan and cutting it in half (it's more like 4 1/2 or 5 "). The tiers in the picture are high, so they are a least 2 layers, maybe 3. The only 4" pan I could find was on line and rather expensive. None of our baking stores nor Michaels had that size of pan. I think it would take only 2 cake mixes, and probably would have some left if you do 2 layers. To get them that tall, you might have to do 3 layers. An 8 X 8 cake pan that is 2" deep would use 1 mix for 2 layers and the 4 X 4 would use less than a full mix. To make the 3 tiers, it would probably take 1 more mix.

Maybe someone more experienced than I am will see this and have a more definite answer.


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Winifred, that is such a pretty cake. What a neat idea. I was surprised not to find any instruction for the cake, and yet for the other things on the table.

I would go with what Phyllis said, and feel comfortable doing that. "Happy Birthday," to your daughter. Good luck, and if possible we would really enjoy seeing the results. :D


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Thank you both.

After posting my question I saw the sticky at the top of the forum about pan size and the amount of batter! :oops: Obviously that will help with the amount of batter. :)

I was a little surprised there were no directions for the cake -- I even own the magazine where the idea was presented and there is no additional info. Oh well!

I was thinking of using a 9" square pan and then cutting down an 8" for the top tier. Pretty much the same idea as what has been suggested. I will try and remember to take a picture to share.

Thank you for helping me!

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