Number 1 Cake.. But Needs To Feed More Than Your Average Tin

Decorating By allaboutcakeuk Updated 5 Oct 2011 , 6:44am by allaboutcakeuk

allaboutcakeuk Posted 3 Oct 2011 , 12:55pm
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Can anyone help with some ideas/suggestions please? I've been asked to do a number 1 cake for a little girl but they want it to feed 50 people. The usual cake frames only do about 20 servings I think. I'd gone down the road of perhaps a number 1 on top of another cake but they didn't seem that keen. Maybe cut a number with a template but can anyone tell me what size I would need to feed this many please?

thank you all

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MsGF Posted 3 Oct 2011 , 1:21pm
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I would use a 11x15 Sheet pan and make it 3 layers and use a homemade template to cut out the number 1. Make the number 1 large.


I believe this would work because a 2 layer, 4 inch high, 11x15 (inch) sheet cake makes 70 party size servings, so buy the time you cut out your number there should be plenty left for 50 people, and to make the slices a bit bigger make it 3 layer instead of 2. Or even bigger use a 12x18 (inch) 2 layer, 4 inch high sheet cake, it makes 108 party size servings, so after you cut out the template, there is plenty left.

Hope this helps. Good luck.

cakelady2266 Posted 3 Oct 2011 , 1:44pm
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I did one recently using a single layer 12x18 pan. I cut in in thirds long ways stacked 2 of the thirds together and used the remaining third for the bottom and top parts of the 1. Worked out great since the 12x18 serves 50. Good luck.

bashini Posted 3 Oct 2011 , 1:45pm
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Hi, you can cut the no. 1 from a square cake without wasting any cake at all. You can use a 11" square which will give you 56 portions or 12" square which you can get 66 portions. The portion guide is according the portion guide I follow.

bashini Posted 3 Oct 2011 , 1:45pm
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Hi, you can cut the no. 1 from a square cake without wasting any cake at all. You can use a 11" square which will give you 56 portions or 12" square which you can get 66 portions. The portion guide is according the portion guide I follow.

infinitsky Posted 3 Oct 2011 , 1:47pm
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http://ishandchi.blogspot.com/2009/10/birthday-cake.html

Check out the above blog, there is a picture on there which might help. Then you can make it as big as you want. (an example on below blog)

http://sugarrattle.blogspot.com/

HTH

allaboutcakeuk Posted 4 Oct 2011 , 3:22pm
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Thanks a million everyone - you've all been a great help. I will bake a large and do the template then I can get the portions required. CCers are the best as always! icon_smile.gif

aprilismaius Posted 4 Oct 2011 , 6:48pm
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@allaboutcakeuk, I have recently made two #1 cakes (in my gallery).

For the first I torted, filled and stacked to 12 x 18s and then used a cardboard template and carved the 1 out. Same thing with the second, just used 10 x 15 pans. Good luck!

http://cakecentral.com/gallery/2076196

http://cakecentral.com/gallery/2044189

madicakes Posted 4 Oct 2011 , 7:02pm
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I recently make a sweet 16 cake using the template at http://cakecentral.com/gallery/1111573. You could adjust the pan size to accomodate the number of servings you need.

allaboutcakeuk Posted 5 Oct 2011 , 6:43am
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Originally Posted by madicakes

I recently make a sweet 16 cake using the template at http://cakecentral.com/gallery/1111573. You could adjust the pan size to accomodate the number of servings you need.




Wow this is brilliant thank you so much for pointing me in this direction
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allaboutcakeuk Posted 5 Oct 2011 , 6:44am
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Originally Posted by aprilismaius

@allaboutcakeuk, I have recently made two #1 cakes (in my gallery).

For the first I torted, filled and stacked to 12 x 18s and then used a cardboard template and carved the 1 out. Same thing with the second, just used 10 x 15 pans. Good luck!

http://cakecentral.com/gallery/2076196

http://cakecentral.com/gallery/2044189




Fantastic thank you so much - p.s. love both your number 1 cakes esp the cherry design - fab!
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