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post #16 of 35
Here's a dumb question -- does anyone know if they make a tool that (how do I describe this?) has a handle and the top of it is a square cutter in the shape of a wedding cake slice so all one has to do is press this down in the cake over and over and voila -- perfect (wedding) cake slices every time??
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post #17 of 35
i am 99% sure i have seen a tool like that bobwonderbuns.... i cant think of where.... i'll search it out....
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post #18 of 35
I've seen them for pie slices, but not for a wedding cake slice.
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post #19 of 35
i KNOW i have seen one.... however, it could have been packaged for something other than that but of course i saw it and said "oh... cake slicer!" how about this, bobwonderbuns(i love this name, btw), i will design one and then send it on to you... icon_smile.gif
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post #20 of 35
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Originally Posted by CajunDaisy

Do any of you send cutting charts or "proper procedures for serving cakes" or something with your cakes? The last wedding cake I did, the person cutting it apparently cut huge pieces and they didn't use any gloves and were using their hands to plop the cake slices down on the plates. icon_eek.gif I heard about it all later from some of the guests.



I have in the past and will always send a chart and instructions. I did it the first time because I was afraid that they wouldn't get enough cake if they didn't cut it properly and I also used Collette Peter's chart because it seemed to be the most realistic and the most generous.
post #21 of 35
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Originally Posted by bobwonderbuns

Here's a dumb question -- does anyone know if they make a tool that (how do I describe this?) has a handle and the top of it is a square cutter in the shape of a wedding cake slice so all one has to do is press this down in the cake over and over and voila -- perfect (wedding) cake slices every time??



I know I have seen it on QVC or HSN not sure which.
post #22 of 35
THAT WAS MY EXACT QUESTION?! Wilton needs to come out with a cake cutter that goes in accordance w/ their chart!
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post #23 of 35
I think someone posted a picture quite some time ago of wooden blocks that were painted like a cake to show the 1X2, 1 1/2x2, and the 2x2 slices of cake - all 4 inches high. I had my husband make me each block, but of course I haven't painted them yet, but it really gives a reality check on how big a 2x2x4 inch slice of cake really is.
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post #24 of 35
Nobody makes a chart for my cakes...... icon_cry.gificon_cry.gificon_cry.gificon_cry.gif
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post #25 of 35
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Originally Posted by pbeckwith

I think someone posted a picture quite some time ago of wooden blocks that were painted like a cake to show the 1X2, 1 1/2x2, and the 2x2 slices of cake - all 4 inches high. I had my husband make me each block, but of course I haven't painted them yet, but it really gives a reality check on how big a 2x2x4 inch slice of cake really is.

That was me icon_smile.gif! I too marked out my pans and found that Wilton was right on with their servings. I've cut 2 birthday cakes at parties recently, using 1.5x2x4in servings and they were plenty big enough with the kind of rich scratch cakes I make and the all-butter buttercream (in fact I was feeling a little nauseous towards the end of my piece, and I LOVE cake!)!
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post #26 of 35
I agree with your sizes - that's plenty big enough. And once you actually see the size of your blocks, you realize it's enough. Maybe you could post your picture of the blocks again. Maybe, I'll get mine painted!!!
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post #27 of 35
Just added the picture to my gallery:

http://www.cakecentral.com/cake-photo_88648.html

Hope it helps
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post #28 of 35
Great info, guys!
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post #29 of 35
These are great! Thanks for sharing!!!
post #30 of 35
I once read that a wedding cake serving (1 x 2 x 4), if you think about it, is about the size of half a sandwich. I like that--it makes it relatable to people...

I print out the cake serving chart and cutting instructions from a Wilton book and leave it with the cake in an inconspicuous spot for weddings, just in case they don't have a caterer who knows how or they have Aunt Louise serving "family size" portions--that way they won't run out halfway through the cake. icon_smile.gif

so there IS a cake slicer/server???? Where could I find this?

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