My friend wants me to make a cake for her son's 1st communion. She wants a large cross that looks like stained glass. I have the Wilton cross pan, but this cake needs to serve 60 or more people. I thought of placing cross cake on top of a sheet cake, but that seems so boring. Any ideas? TIA!
Don't do the pan and bake a half sheet and cut it. There are templates on CC on how to cut a cross out of a quarter sheet and half sheet. It's much better than the pan. Then do the stained glass design on top. I am doing that next month sometime for a delayed St. Joseph's Altar meal.
Now, I have no experience with this, but have you worked with poured sugar? I was thinking you could do a tiered cake and then do a poured sugar cross on the top in different colors making it seem like stained glass. Also, could you do a gumpaste cross and attach pieces of colored fondant to it - and then steam the fondant so it looks shiny? Good luck and make sure you post pics!
Yes, just cut the rectangular cake lengthwise, use one side for the crosspiece. Cut the other side of the cake at the 1/3 mark, put at the top of the cake, use the other 2/3 at the bottom. See cross cake in my photos.