I am considering accepting a request to make a purse cake (I have never made one before). There needs to be enough cake for about 30 people.
I want to use a 9" round pan, bake two layers, cut the cakes in half and stand them up next to one another (half circle). I hope I'm being clear. Will this be enough for 30? I would have preferred to use an 8" but I think that will be much too small.
Wilton says a 9" round 2-layer gives you 32.
I can envision a purse cake with 1 9" round cut in half and turned on its side, but I'm having trouble picturing the shape of a purse with 4 half rounds on their side...
You're going to need a bigger pan...
Hmmm. I'm just concerned that a 10" will be difficult to work with and look too big.
I was under the impression that I needed to use 2 layers but I guess I was wrong - I think it will look too fat.
So how many should I expect to feed and how can i make this work? What should I do?
You could make a base out of cake and put a purse on top, kind of like this doll cake.
That's what I'll do, Kelley. Thank you!