I read on here to make the 'slice of cake" cake, to take a regular cake round, and cut it into quarters and then fill and stack.
I did this once before and had some issues.
First issue is 4 layers is pretty tall? Is this what everyone typically does?
2nd, the narrow tip was really unstable? Is there a trick to supporting that narrow corner part? I ended up rigging it the first time but that was for family. This is not.
Just a note, it's going to be small, it's a 6 inch cake, cut in quarters and stacked. Any and all advice welcome
Well since no one responded to my post, I'll reply to my own I could not find a way to stabilize my slice cake so I turned it on it's side. Worked beautifully and much more stable for someone to pick up and transport.
This one is very simple for a male birthday and much less stress than an upright slice cake. So I have a new plan. Do slices laying down.
You came up with a great solution! I am of no help to you as I have never done the 'slice of cake". I just wanted to say "ya done good" from the pic!
I agree. It looks nice!
Thanks so much. I've learned so much from all of you and love this forum and thought I should at least share in case anyone else was struggling.
I really love this look but literally wanted to cry everytime I did them standing up because they fell down. I will probably do many of these now because I think they're a cute simple alternative for a cake for one or 2 people. This is a 6 inch cake, cut into quarters, stacked and filled the quarters, then laid on it's side to decorate.
One thing I'm learning is not to give people too many options I like my cupcake bouquets with mini cupcakes because they don't fall off as much, I like my slice cakes sideways because they're more stable . So to reduce my stress as a for fun baker, I just figure I'll only offer them my way
Great idea. I have not made one yet but I will be making one in August. I will use your suggestion. Thanks for sharing with us.
Great solution to your problem! It looks great! Sorry I couldn't help you. I really want to try one, just haven't had a reason. Just wanted to tell you great job!
Great job!! I think I confused myself when reading your topic cuz I thought you were talking about the "slice of cake" cakes that have the piece taken out and put on top of the whole cake. This one( the one you chose to do) is really cute and it is the first time I personally have seen a cake done like this, and I am on here a lot. Love it!!!!!!
First time I've seen this style as well...also thinking it was the cake clice up on top type. This is such a wonderful idea! I'm trying to sell the whole 'just something yummy for the weekend' kind of cakes too...this is perfect! Great solution for the stability problem - thanks for coming back with your result!