I've been asked to make a wrestling belt cake for a friend's brother, and I've looked at several cakes to see what other people have done. I have two questions that I'm hoping I might get some help with, though:
She says she needs to feed 20-25 people; I was thinking of doing an 8-in round for the center, and then carving some extra onto the sides for the belt itself. If I do my usual two torted layers, the round itself will cover most of the cake needed (this will not be the only dessert, and they're fine with Wilton-sized servings) ... a) should I do the usual two layers, or do you think a single-layer cake would work better for this particular design? and b) would you go with an 8-in round, or a different size? Obviously, it would depend on whether it's a single or double layer cake to begin with, but any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
i'd do double layer 8inch in center and then single layer belt additions to each side to give a more 3D in your face effect to the buckle portion. and I'd probably upsize to a 10inch.
of course you could do a 10 inch bottom and an 8 inch to and the build up icing to give it a sort of rounded shape too (and who's going to complain about extra icing???)
Ooooohhhh, I LIKE the idea of the two different sizes of rounds! I was hoping you'd respond, Doug! You're a font of knowledge . Nice nice nice idea!