Do you usually bake square cakes or round cakes.

@sudalunts (5526)
United States
March 22, 2009 7:10am CST
I usually bake square cakes, and this morning I decided to bake a round cake. I do not have cake pans of my own, and usually use the aluminum pans bought in the supermarket. I went to a dollar store last week and saw round ones, and decided to make my next cake round. I think round is better, because the edges do not get crispy. What is your preference????
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@Barbietre (1440)
• United States
23 Mar 09
I bake in mostly round pans, because I also buy the aluminum ones also. I bake mostly cheesecakes and they are better in round pans. I sometimes bake more than one , freeze one to take to other peoples houses as I bake with other sweetners, not sugar.
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@lilybug (21148)
• United States
22 Mar 09
If it is just going to be a regular cake I will do square or rectangular, but if I am making a layered cake I will do a round cake. I never really thought about it before, but you are right the round ones don't get crispy like the square ones. I wonder why that is?
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@janyen (624)
• Netherlands
22 Mar 09
i don't know about that crispiness but my mother bakes cakes with both shapes and there is no problem with it. it can also depend what kind of cake you are baking. now, i got rectangle and a round shape which i use for baking.
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@JoyfulOne (6242)
• United States
23 Mar 09
If I'm not making a cake for a special occasion, I'll usually just make a square one and leave it in the pan and frost it. I think I mostly prefer this nice oblong pan I have that has a lid that goes with it, so it stays fresher longer. Sometimes I'll use a bundt pan. My family likes it when I make it in the bundt pan because I usually just use a drizzle icing over it (they like the cake, but aren't big fans of icing) I usually only make rounds if I'm doing a layered cake for a party, or something that is going to have tiers in between. Just a thought...I'm pretty sure you're getting the crispy edges because those throw-away pans are more like a thick tin foil than a real baking pan. While they're nice for making gift cakes and loaves (where you don't take them out), they don't work well for cakes that are going to be taken out to be frosted. When you're at the Dollar Store, or Family Dollar, check out regular pans. The cakes will come out better, less crispy, and by the time you've made 4 or 5 cakes, you will have saved majorly over buying the disposable pans.