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post #16 of 39
If you want to use foamcore (available at craft stores and art supply stores) it will cut like butter with a hot knife http://www.hobbymasters.com/excel-electric-soldering-iron-hot-knife-and-tip.aspx
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post #17 of 39
......Use round sep plates? Will that support the entire hex tier?.......

As was replied, no problem using round plates icon_smile.gif Let;s say the hex cake is 9"; put it on a 10" round and there will be no problems.
I tried for yrs to cut my own cake board from foamcore and *never!* could make them smooth and nice looking. The small cost of buying ready made cake boards is a great peace of mind icon_smile.gif In the above mentioned sizes put the 9" hex cake on an 8" board before placing it on the 10" plate.
If you don't want the plate/board to show then put the 9" cake on an 8" plate. Yes, that will support the cake just fine.
post #18 of 39
Thread Starter 
Thank you - all of you - for your tips and tricks. The cake that I will be making (with changes to fit my daughter's wishes) is on the cover (and page 9) of the Jan/Feb 2012 American Cake Decorating magazine. It will have roses, peonies and hydrangeas. Possibly brushed embroidery in place of the lace on the top 2 tiers. We have to come up with something different for the bottom tier, because I don't want to spend the whole day decorating, and miss all the activities! What size do you think these pans are? Any other hints for doing this cake? Thanks again!
post #19 of 39
Haven~~I just saw a review of a new book by Autumn Carpenter online. It seems to be exactly the sort of resource that new bakers need (especially if they wish to tackle an important project like a wedding cake!).

Personally, I benefit from videos online and rarely look at books, but this one looks like a treasure for newbies. Check it out, it may be worthwhile for you to purchase.

The Complete Photo Guide to Cake Decorating

http://www.amazon.com/Complete-Photo-Guide-Cake-Decorating/dp/1589236696/ref=cm_cr_pr_product_top
post #20 of 39
ditto the round plate under a hex. I've always done that, but If the hex is 9" I use a 9" round. I cut a cardboard to the hex shape, using the pan as a guide. It works fine.

And as a PP said, look into SPS for your support system. it will take a lot of stress of you (and the cake.)
Answers to the most often asked questions re: SPS. SPS instructions are on Page 15 of the Sticky at the top of the Cake Decorating Forum. Supplies can be ordered from Oasis Supply, Global or BakeryCrafts.
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Answers to the most often asked questions re: SPS. SPS instructions are on Page 15 of the Sticky at the top of the Cake Decorating Forum. Supplies can be ordered from Oasis Supply, Global or BakeryCrafts.
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post #21 of 39
Thread Starter 
I just took a look at the book online and it looks great! I am going to see if it's at B & N this week! Thank you to everyone for all of your help and great ideas! I will be back as I get started on practice cakes for more helpful advice.
I so appreciate everyone of you!
post #22 of 39
Where in MN are you?
post #23 of 39
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Originally Posted by Haven

I just took a look at the book online and it looks great! I am going to see if it's at B & N this week! Thank you to everyone for all of your help and great ideas! I will be back as I get started on practice cakes for more helpful advice.
I so appreciate everyone of you!



If you get the book, would you please come back on this thread and give a review? Thanks!
post #24 of 39
Haven, I am in Minnesota as well. If you are anywhere near the cities there is a great cake and candy store in Fridley. They have TONS of cake supplies and I think they even rent out pans.

-D
post #25 of 39
Can you give me the name and address of the Fridley store? Thanks, Denette
post #26 of 39
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Can you give me the name and address of the Fridley store? Thanks, Denette



I sent you a PM.
post #27 of 39
Thanks, Dandymom.
post #28 of 39
Since you're going to be making a hexagon cake, I would suggest buying a hexagon shaped cake dummy and practice icing and covering with fondant, whichever your daughter wants so you can practice. Getting those sharp, clean edges can be tricky. Best of luck to you!
post #29 of 39
You have the time to get a local shop to cut hexagon shapes out of 1/4" plexiglas. I had to do this for a tiered cake before Wilton started making the hex separators.

I would prefer to do this because having 6 sides to the cake and 4 pillars looks odd. If you can buy the studs that SMS uses under their plates, you are all set.
post #30 of 39
Thread Starter 
Hello friends,
I am totally confused about what size pans to get for the cake tiers. Could someone please help me? The cake is pictured on the cover of the January/February issue of American Cake Decorating magazine. Also on pg. 9. I have got to get started on practicing doing this cake - but really don't know what size to make the tiers. Thank you so much for your help!
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