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Instead of buying octagon pans can I cut a square??

post #1 of 6
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I was just thinking. To make an octagon can I cut the four corners off a suqare? If that works then I wouldn't have to buy new pans. Has anyone done it or do you think it will work?
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post #2 of 6
I just drew it on paper and counted the number of sides that would bring, that would work! Brilliant idea!
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post #3 of 6
If you partially freeze it first, it should cut more easily and be less crumblly. Hope this helps. icon_wink.gif
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post #4 of 6
I would say it depends on what you are doing with it if doing a stacked wedding cake I would say no it decreases the strength of a cake when you trim off the edges of the cake for some reason.

but a single 2 layer cake I would say go for it minimum if a wedding cake I would buy the large lower pan that holds most of the weight.
post #5 of 6
Yes, you can. I have Colette Peters's books and I have read about this issue in one of them. She even has an illustration on how to do it. It's very simple , just measure the ends where the corners meet and slice them diagonally. Of course, cakes must be frozen as they need to be hard for this procedure.
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post #6 of 6
I say go for it, but I also agree with Msmeg. When you cut the edges of a cake off--it weakens the structure so only do it on small cakes that are not going to bear a lot of weight.

If I was going to build a big cake out of it, I wouldn't cut the edges. It would scare me way too much.

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