Measure and Marking Tools for Easy Placement of Cake Accents and Borders

April 20th, 2012 by Susan Matusiak

Beautiful cakes embellished with swags, scrolls or garland can take a bit of advance planning. The key to achieving a balanced cake is dividing your cake into symmetrical, even divisions for proper placement of your designs. Our Cake Measuring Tape Set and Cake Dividing Chart eliminate the guesswork and help you reach precise measurements for your design.

Cake Measuring Tape Set

Cake Measuring Tape The Cake Measuring Tape Set is a “must have” for dividing traditional and unusual shaped pans like ovals, hexagons, hearts, diamonds and paisley pans.

The flexible, washable silicone tape can measure around fondant and buttercream cakes up to 10 inches. Join together two or more measuring tapes for larger cakes.

Each measuring tape is 26 inches (66cm) long and each inch is divided into fourths. The measurement markings are in inches and centimeters. The set includes a clip to keep the measuring tape rolled up for easy storage.

Cake Dividing Chart

Cake Dividing Chart The Cake Dividing Chart makes it easy to divide and mark your cake for accurate placement of string work, scrolls, garlands and other attractive designs.

The chart is a circular washable plastic mat that can divide round cakes into 3, 4, 5, 6, 8, 10, 12, or 16 divisions. You can fit cakes from 6 inches up to 20 inches on the chart.

Begin by placing your iced cake on a cake board that is the same size as your cake. Place in the center of the chart.  Select the number of divisions your design requires, marking the cake at each of the division numbers.

Using the corresponding numbers on the edge of the chart, mark your cake on the top edge, sides or at the base of the cake with a toothpick or the Wilton Cake Marker (sold separately). This marks the points where you want each design to start or finish. If your cake has a design on both the top and bottom border you can easily mark both at the same time.

The Cake Marker and the Cake Measuring Tape Set were designed to make decorating easier for you.  What do you think?  How did we measure-up?  Did we hit the mark?

Susan Matusiak Susan is the Senior Cake Decorator with over 20 years of decorating experience in the Decorating Room. She is also an instructor at the Wilton School of Cake Decorating and Confectionery Arts. Susan enjoys her job because each day is new and different — from baking cookies, decorating gingerbread houses or decorating multi-tiered wedding cakes all created for the photos in our publications. There is never a dull moment in the Decorating Room…always a lot of excitement here! Susan is a member of ICES (International Cake Exploration Societe) and the State Representative for Illinois.

3 Replies

  1. Tammy says:

    These look like they are going to be very useful. Will definately be picking these up. Thanks for the great ideas.

  2. Karen Murray says:

    Can’t wait to get hold of at least four of the new products being released .Especially the transport and storage bag.everything in one spot. no more food bags. can’t wait to get them ordered.

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