I need a ladybug cake for this weekend that will serve 25 people. I am not sute what pan to bake it in or how to carve it so it looks really good. I don't have really great carving skills so any tips you guys could give me would be awesome. Btw, this is my very 1st posting in the forums.
Thanks to anyone who can help.
Do you have any bowls about the same diameter as your round cake pans? Just a thought, but you could bake some cake in a med/large glass/ceramic bowl and put it on top of a round 2 layer cake. You could ice the cake in green for grass and the ice the bowl-shaped cake on top to look like a lady bug. I am not sure if I am describing it well enough, but I hope this help. No carving involved, and would have enough servings.
Wilton makes a ladybug character cake pan, it says it only serves 12, but you can add it on top of a 1/2 sheet cake, which should cover the 25 servings. You could ice the sheet cake green for grass, and the lady bug as you like... This is what I'm doing for my daughter's birthday cake... Hope that helps, good luck!
I made a round bottom tier and then built the second tier in abig bowl - cover teh bowl with cake, add filling, more sponge and repeat if needed. Make sure you cover the bowl in plastic wrap first. This will give you a good shape. The head I mad eout of RKT. You can see the pic in my gallery
Like your idea KHalstead, it looks cute.
Wilton makes a 1/2 ball pan. I've seen it used many times here on CC for a ladybug.