How to MASK Square or Rectangle Shaped Cakes

Intermediate

Learn simple ways to achieve straight edges and corners when layering and masking a square or rectangle shaped cake.

In this tutorial Chef Serdar Yener demonstrates simple methods to achieve straight edges and corners when layering and masking a square or rectangle shaped cake. He shows you how to layer a square or rectangle shaped cake with a surprisingly simple but very accurate and practical trick with no special equipment.

How to COAT Square or Rectangle Shaped Cakes

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While not everything on this list is absolutely required, these are the things used in this tutorial video. Of course you are welcome to find alternative ways of doing things and we would love to hear if you've discovered an easier method or better tool to achieve good results. Please note that some items may be listed as sets, and it is usually recommended to have full sets, it may not be neccessary. In most cases, only one item from a set is actually used in the tutorial. Please watch the tutorial before purchasing any items to make sure you are not buying anything you don't need.
Tools & Materials
Cutting & Slicing
  • Set of knives
  • Craft knife
  • Pizza cutter
  • Box cutter
  • Set of scissors
Masking & Layering
  • Set of icing spatulas
  • Set of scrapers (hard and flexible)
Corrugated Cardboard
Exact height stripes cut with lines going vertically
Great for placing sugar items to dry. Easy to move around.
Recipes & Ingredients
Naked square cake
Ganache

Set at room temperature

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