how do i make uniform rectangular cake sizes?

Discussion in 'Pastries & Baking' started by kazeya, Nov 18, 2010.

  1. kazeya

    kazeya

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    hi all! ok yes i'm a pretty confused with this issue..so how do those pastry shops make uniform small rectangular cake sizes ( for example 3.5cm x 12 cm )..do they actually buy small rectangular moulds with that size and make each individual cake? or do they pour into a huge square mould ( 30 cm x 30 cm ) and cut them individually ?

    well if the latter is used, how do they achieve uniform widths and lengths? do they use guitars? or some special equipment? i need some help on this :( i cant seem to get uniform shapes :r maybe my hand is just too wobbly :( 
     
  2. dillonsmimi

    dillonsmimi

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    You can buy pans with the small molds,but I prefer to bake large and then cut, after marking off the sizes with a ruler.

    It helps to freeze the cake (I call it a scant freeze,lolol) before cutting, then working fast with whatever (very sharp) tool I am using.

    Google a few petit four tutorials and have a look at the techniques.

    mimi
     
  3. petemccracken

    petemccracken

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    Take a look at Pastry Tools and see the various types of cutters for uniform pieces, especially the ganged wheel cutters