Hi everyone. I'm doing a cake for a luncheon and for some reason I'm worried about this one. My *thing* is decorating, as in centerpiece decorating, but this cake needs to be more about taste and presentation per slice, if that makes sense. In other words, it needs to be a sheet cake that looks good plated individually.
Any suggestions on a recipe for this sheet cake and how I can make individual, maybe elegant but not too detailed decorations? I'm thinking maybe a lemon cake of some sort with a dollop of icing and a lemon slice or a chocolate cake with a chocolate piped decoration or something along these lines. Following me?
So I guess I'm asking for recipe suggestions as well as decoration suggestions for each 2" x 2" slice.
Any help out there??? I'm stumped.
Do you use scratch, or doctored cake mix recipes?
If you torte your layers, put down a thin layer of b/c and then a layer of sleeved pastry filling; the plated slices look very showy.
(At least, IMHO.)
Thanks Jan. Yeah, I"m thinking torted would look so much nicer.
I've never used any sleeves. Any suggestions on flavors? I'm not a great scratch baker but I'm looking at doctored mixes in the Cake Doctor book.