Yane Posted 6 Jan 2010 , 5:48pm

Hi Everyone,

I need to make a cake in a Cross Shape for my co worker and I need to know what pan do I need to buy. It will be for 40 pp. Does anyone has any tutorial on how to make this type of cake?

Thanks a lot!!!

17 replies
JGMB Posted 6 Jan 2010 , 5:55pm

I made one just a few weeks back in the Wilton cross pan. There's no way that feeds more than 16 people, though. So, I think you'll have to bake a rectangular cake and carve it into a cross shape. I hope that someone else can suggest what size you'll need to feed 40 people.

Yane Posted 6 Jan 2010 , 6:03pm

Thanks 4 the reply. Yeah that is exacly what I am looking for what size should I buy icon_wink.gif

GL79 Posted 6 Jan 2010 , 6:19pm

How about making a simple two tier cake with a fondant/gumpaste cross on top.
I recently did one, it was a 10 & 8 inch round cakes, with buttercream frosting and a ribbon fondant arount the cakes. It was simple and easy. The cross I made out of fondant/gumpaste, was going to stand at top tier but it broke.
Anyways here's a pic.

http://www.cakecentral.com/cake-photo_1547545.html

icer101 Posted 6 Jan 2010 , 6:25pm

to make a cross cake.. without using the cross pan.. i bake a 9x13x2 cake.. cut it in half long ways.. then cut the other half ... in half.. butt it up to the middle peice.. join together with b/c . had a cake friend to show me this. she worked in a bakery.. she showed this at a club meeting.. then decorate with roses or other flowers, etc. use the shell borders around it.. beautiful.. so the more you need to feed.. use a bigger pan. and adjust it accordingly.. hth.. look at other pic on c/c and get ideas of decorating it.. this way is very simple and easy to do...

Yane Posted 6 Jan 2010 , 6:27pm

It looks nice but my co worker wants a cross and I really want to make that 4 her!!!

Thank you!!!

lomikesa Posted 6 Jan 2010 , 6:28pm

I did this cross cake that served 40 from carving a 11X15 I put a collar on the pan to make it 4" high. May be you can do it from a 12X18.

http://cakecentral.com/modules.php?name=gallery&;file=displayimage&pid=1528174

Hope this helps you,

Lomikesa

Yane Posted 6 Jan 2010 , 6:42pm

Thanks !!! OMG your cake is so gorgeous I love it !!!!! Another question is it to dificult to cover a cross cake with fondant? and what's a collar?

lomikesa Posted 6 Jan 2010 , 7:21pm
Quote:
Originally Posted by yane

Thanks !!! OMG your cake is so gorgeous I love it !!!!! Another question is it to dificult to cover a cross cake with fondant? and what's a collar?




No it is not too diffilcut, just need to make sure you don't strech your fondant, Here are some instructions:
1) Collaring your cake pans (making a deeper cake)

http://cakecentral.com/articles/101

2) How to make & cover a cake in MMF

http://cakecentral.com/articles/105/mmf-how-to-decorate-cake-marshmallow-fondant

I hope this helps, if you have any more questions you can PM anytime.

Lomikesa

Yane Posted 6 Jan 2010 , 7:33pm

Thank you very much!!! I had covered cakes with fondant before but I think a cross shaped cake may be dificult but I will try it for sure.

Thanks a lot !!!

Wesha Posted 6 Jan 2010 , 7:47pm

You can always use the Cross pan and place it on top of a 11x15 sheet cake. It will give you ample servings.

icer101 Posted 6 Jan 2010 , 7:55pm

covering a cross cake in fondant ... is not hard.. relax. think about how much you need to roll out.. lay over the cross... smooth the top.. work the fondant in all the way around.. cut clean at the bottom.. just like square and rounds,etc.. hth

Yane Posted 6 Jan 2010 , 8:17pm

Thanks to all of you 4 all your help!!!

keystone Posted 22 Jan 2010 , 5:42pm

Thanks for all the info. I also was trying to figure out how to make a bigger cross. Now it seems obvious! I've never tried the collar technique. I read the article. Is it hard to do on a sheet pan?

Thanks.

Linda

poohsmomma Posted 22 Jan 2010 , 7:55pm

This is a link to a template for cutting a cross from a sheet cake with no cake loss. It is a really simple way to make a cross. You could adjust the size of the sheet cake for more servings, or you could put the cross on top of a sheet cake. Hope this helps.

http://www.cakecentral.com/modules.php?name=gallery&;file=displayimage&pid=1342628

EvMarie Posted 22 Jan 2010 , 8:29pm

Hi There, I
I made a sheet cake with carved cross set on top. It covered almost 2/3 of the cake top. It left enough room for writing. The cake is my gallery. Granted, it's one of my first cakes and I was learning how to smooth BC. But, I could picture something very pretty like quilted fondant just on the cross. Maybe do the sheet in one color and the cross in another color. You could do some disco dust or pearls, depending on direction of style. I know you just wanted a cross, but here's another idea. Maybe it would be easier to embellish and then apply a smaller cross cake to the top versus an entire cake cross.

Either way...just have fun!

loopilu Posted 22 Jan 2010 , 8:48pm

i have two of these cakes coming up, so i decided to do a practice run, I am glad i did because it was a bit tricky getting the cake covered neatly i n all the corners, as long as your prepared, it will be fine!

keystone Posted 22 Jan 2010 , 11:31pm

Thank you so much!!!

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