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Feb 12, 2011 12:03 PM

ISO Glass Square Cake Dome

So far my searches for a glass square cake dome -- or should I say cover, since the shape is not hemispherical? -- have been futile. The only ones that I have found seem inordinately expensive and not really cake domes at all, more like covers for catering dishes.

Does anyone know of a supplier that sells this elusive item? I love making square cakes and using my square cake stand, but often find myself at a loss as to how to properly store the leftover cake without destroying it.

I'd be grateful for any suggestions!

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  1. I wish I could help you. I'm sorry I can't. But if, in your searching you come across a low dome that's wide enough for a full sized pie (that would be 11" or so), that's what I've been searching for for a couple years now, so I hope you'll stop by and point it out.

    Thanks in advance.

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    1. re: rainey

      Hmm, I can't recall seeing a low dome, only the taller domes for cakes. I'll keep an eye out, though!

      1. re: yenna

        My fingers are crossed for both of us.

        Apparently the industry has missed the market for anything but a high, round 9" dome or smaller cheese domes.

    2. huuummm. All that I can find close is Nordicware square cake pan with a plastic lid. or around $200 glass square cake dome, which you might have seen. Also, rectangular cupcake cake carriers ... Difficult. you might call up and ask directly ?

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      1. re: hobbybaker

        Exactly! I don't know about you, but to me $200 for a cake dome is excessive! And I've seen the cake pans with the plastic lids, but they're no help if the cake has been removed from the pan and frosted. You'd think that since they've already thought of the storage angle for baking pans that they would also have the cake dome covered as well.

        I suppose a rectangular cupcake carrier might work. In fact, I have one of those circular, collapsible carriers; it's fairly large and probably wouldn't squish the cake. It would involve transferring the cake from the stand to the carrier, but at least the cake would stay fresh sealed in the carrier. Sigh, it just doesn't have the ease of the cake dome. Still, a good idea. Thanks for the suggestion.

        Calling up is also a great idea. Hopefully they can point me in the right direction.

        1. re: yenna

          If you find the right sized plastic container, you can put the cake on the lid and use the bottom as the top. NOT what you're looking for, I know, but I've had to settle for a plastic container for my pies too.

          1. re: yenna

            $200 cake dome... it looks lovely but way too much for me too. x 10 more!
            rainey's idea sounds very practical.
            Good luck for your search!

            1. re: hobbybaker

              It will get the job done when that's all that's available but there's nothing like the convenience of lifting a dome to get a slice and replacing it in a second to keep the moisture intact. Plus, it's so satisfying to be able to look through the glass to something that you work to make appetizing.

              I really DO wish some manufacturer would step in with what's needed!

              1. re: rainey

                That is so true. I love to see a cake in a glass dome on the dining table!
                I also wish some company would come up with, as a square looks cool ! :)

        2. These people

          could probably make any size, any shape. Plexiglass, I know, but could be better than nothing.
          Here's another

          Or the art department of a local college might do glassblowing?

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          1. re: blue room

            I got a huge, deep, expensive cheese dome and took it to a glass fabrication place to see if they would cut it down for me. They wouldn't touch it because they said the risk of the glass fracturing was too great once they messed with the integrity of the rim where, apparently, a good deal of the strength of a glass object lies.

            Contacting a glass blower (if one could be found) is a good idea but, no doubt, they'd want serious money to do a custom job. Could be beautiful and special tho. ;>

            1. re: rainey

              I see this, I don't know if it's right.

              I also see this on sale

              Aaagh! don't cut your "huge...expensive" cheese dome -- buy a huge expensive cheese!
              I thought maybe a community college would go easy on the price, since they're just learning? Maybe not.
              I have a square springform pan (never used yet) and a nice square cake stand, it never occurred to me that I might have a problem with a cover.

              1. re: blue room

                God! You're good at finding this stuff!

                The Irish one is much too ornate for my tastes. Lovely and a great bargain, it seems, but not right for me.

                I'm not sure the plain one is precisely what I'm looking for either since I just really want the plain straight-sided durable affair that can sit on my counter rather than a dish and mushroom-shaped dome to fit inside it but for $10 it's much better looking than the plastic one-piece, hinged-top thing I'm currently using. At 13" it should fit around that pretty Emile Henry pie plate with the sexy deep fluted rim.

                Curses on my son for preferring pie to cake anyway! ;>

                How's that sexy pie baking dish working out for you, BTW? Do you have better success than I do working the pasty into that shape and getting slices out? I love the look of it but find it frustrating to work with.

                1. re: blue room

                  Look at this! Turns out that BB&B $10 dome is PERFECT!

                  It's not the mushroom shaped affair it looked like to me. It's not nearly as thin and fragile as it looks. And it fits nicely over a full sized pie dish -- even one as deep as the sexy EH one!

                  Great fiind! Thanks so much, Rosemary. ;>

                  PS- It also fits over an 8" x 8" pan (it's close but it will fit) so it might be the solution to the OP's issue for a *single layer* square cake as well.

                  1. re: rainey

                    Wonderful! And for $10, such a bargain, too. Thanks for finding this, blue room, and thanks for the heads-up on the specs, rainey. My order is already placed! If it doesn't work out for the square cake, then I'll follow your lead and use it for pies.

                    1. re: rainey

                      Haha don't look now, but somebody stole your pie!

              2. Macy's carries 2 different styles: one with a pedestal and one without. They are in the 75.00 $ range, but they seem to be having a 50% off sale today at least.