March 27, 2022 2 min read

It is no secret thatcake tins are an essential part of baking. They are defined as a pan composed of heatproof metal that are engineered to yield ideal textures when baking in the oven. With all the options available on the market, we understand that purchasing a cake tin can be overwhelming. Therefore we present to you this guide on the different shapes of cake tins and what we recommend them for!

Round Cake Tins

Round cake tins are the standard choice for baking many different kinds of cakes. The traditional round shape is instantly recognisable and has been loved for centuries. This shape comes in a variety of sizes and has a flat top and bottom, allowing you to easily stack them on top of each other. From the classic birthday cake to the romantic wedding cake, they can be used for any occasion. The round cake tin is the ideal choice for beginners as the round shape creates a perfect canvas to practise decorating techniques such as frosting and applying fondant. Although basic, this shape will forever remain in our hearts.

Square Cake Tins

Similarly to round cake tins, square cake tins are also versatile and can be used in many different ways. With a flat top, bottom and edges, this shape allows you to stack cakes on top of each other easily and allows you to seamlessly connect them side by side together. We often see cake decorators use this tin when they’re looking to create a cake that is larger or more abstract. The sharp edges make it easier to carve the cake into different shapes. Square cake tins are also ideal for making other desserts such as brownies and blondies.

square cake

Shaped Cake Tins 

Other than the traditional circle and square shapes, you can also find a multitude of different or odd shaped cake tins. These types of cake tins are often used for specific types of cakes such as loaf, bundt, pudding etc. If you’re looking for a specific shape, check out our range at cake decorating central. 

chocolate bundt

Numbered cake tins

Numbered cake tins are a super easy yet effective way to spice up any cake. Whether it’s for an anniversary, birthday or to celebrate a special occasion, baking a cake in one of these tins will effortlessly take your cake to the next level. Simply add your mixture in one of these, bake and decorate. For no added effort and extra added fun, this is why numbered cake tins are one of our favourites. 

number 9 cake tin