I have a baby shower cake coming up. I need to spell out the child's name using baby blocks made of cake. What is the easiest way to go about this? I know I'll be using 4x4x4 inch cakes.
Should I cover the full square with fondant and then decorate? Or should I cut 5 squares and piece them on to cover the cake?
I would do the squares in fondant first then add you accents.
And bake in 8" square pans, then cut. Faster.
Here's one I just did and I found from experience with others that it was much easier and I got much sharper corners by covering the block with 5 separate pieces of fondant.
If you've never done one of these before, my only advice is to allow yourself plenty of time. It doesn't look like it but it is a very time consuming cake......it's tough to get it squared up evenly.
I agree with Leah_s about the pan size! I used to bake for DAYS making individual square cakes...until I got a lightning bolt and figured out that using a large pan, then cutting out the squares was way faster!!
Also, I agree with everyone else who said to cut out 5 seperate sheets of fondant. You get much sharper corners!