I am doing a cake for a party of the retirement of a Catholic Priest. It needs to serve 125 and I don't want to over bake but can't get the size right.
The design is a rectangle (originally a 12X18 1/2 sheet) fondant covered bible. Then a round 10" on top with royal icing additions (clover, tennis ball, Georgia bulldogs G, etc.) Then on top a stained glass window with cross made out of royal icing for the topper. This will serve 100.
I will be rolling the black fondant by hand and do not want a huge base but an concerned with adding too many layers, it will look like a wedding cake.
If I bake (3) 12 X18 and one other to cut in half, I have a 18X18 square which doesn't work. Same dilemna with a 11X15 it would be 16 1/2 X 15.
Should I do the 12X18 (2 layer) which will serve 72, a 10" SQUARE, and then a 6" round only serving 112
should I buy the 14X22 pan which serves 100 then the 10" round or square on top which would serve 28-33??
THANK YOU FOR YOUR HELP!!
Scratch the 14X22, I am using a conventional oven.
I am thinking about doing the 12X18 (2 layer) and cutting it 1 X 2" instead of 1.5 X 2". Then the 12X18 would give me 108 servings and the 10" square which would serve 50. Then I could serve 158 if I cut it perfectly.
Does that make sense???
Here you go, you can switch out the pan sizes to get what you need, it will show you what types of pans to use etc....
Thank you!! I will use the wedding cutting size of 1" X 2" instead of party and I will be good with the 12X18 plus 10" square. Thank you so much for the link and reply. I bookmarked the page!