I want to make a panda cake for a friend's birthday. I went through all my moms bins and found a huggable teddy bear pan to use as the base, yay! But, Wilton says it only serves 12, and I don't think that will be enough, especially since my friends will not stick with the Wilton suggested serving sizes!
I'm wondering how best to get some extra servings out of this. I considered just putting it on top of a 9x13, but I think that will be too much.
I use the cake mix extender with my mixes. I think I get about 7 cups of batter out of a mix using it, but I'm not sure how many cups the bear pan takes. I was thinking if I had enough extra batter I could make some cupcakes to go around the bear.
Oh, and lastly, I was searching the forums and saw people talking about doing double-layered character pans. How do you do that? Do you have to cut the raised areas off the bottom layer so it's flat? I'd be afraid all the ridges and bumps would make it unsteady.