abchambers Posted 22 Jan 2012 , 8:01pm
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I had a request for a sheet cake for a local florists grand opening. She wants a sort of cutting guide ON the cake (I'm guessing so she can make sure she can get the correct amount of servings out of it) which is fine, but I'm having trouble finding a reference picture to work off of (want to make sure it doesn't look stupid). She came up with the idea of having a little calla lily on each serving piece, so there'd be about 60 flowers to represent each piece (60 servings on an 11x15 sheet cake).

Has anyone done anything remotely similar to this? What I'm really looking for is a picture; it doesn't necessarily have to be flowers, but some kind of picture I can look at. And if anyone has any advice that'd be great also! Thanks!

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CWR41 Posted 22 Jan 2012 , 8:19pm
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You just score the icing on the top of the cake into 6 rows x 10 columns like this:
http://www.wilton.com/cakes/cake-cutting-guides/party-cake-cutting-guide.cfm

Momofjaic Posted 22 Jan 2012 , 8:24pm
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We have a local bakery here that will cut servings before they ice the cake I don't know how they do it but you as a customer do not have to cut the cake. I've seen something lik that for brownies I think but It was for a smaller pan maybe you could do something like that. So the top of the cake still be pretty and you wouldn't have to make so many flowers. HTH.

Rose_N_Crantz Posted 22 Jan 2012 , 8:27pm
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The bakery I work at also cuts the cake before icing it if the client requests. There is a small extra charge, but we'll do it. When I had to do my first one I thought it would have been tough, but it wasn't too difficult at all.

And scored sheet cakes are very popular as well. Especially for business gatherings.

LNW Posted 22 Jan 2012 , 8:39pm
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I went to a babyshower recently and they had a cake done kind of like what's being asked of you. Each piece of cake had a simple dot outline around it and a little rosebud in the center of each piece. I would imagine they just scored the icing on top of the cake and then went down each line with the dot border horizontally and then vertically then put the flowers on. It certainly made it easier to cut the cake since the pieces were all sectioned off by the icing border. It wasn't a very pretty cake though, kind of monotonous.

cms2 Posted 22 Jan 2012 , 8:48pm
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I've seen cakes like that before and it looks to me like an impression mat was used. But it could also be just using the straight edge of a ruler or something and making your own lines.

idreamincupcakes Posted 22 Jan 2012 , 9:14pm
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I have done this a few times, and it worked out well. Sorry no pictures, they were all while working in a bakery. We iced, then cut with unflavored dental floss, small borders on each "cut" and flowers on each piece.

poohsmomma Posted 23 Jan 2012 , 2:06am
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Originally Posted by Rose_N_Crantz

The bakery I work at also cuts the cake before icing it if the client requests. There is a small extra charge, but we'll do it. When I had to do my first one I thought it would have been tough, but it wasn't too difficult at all.

And scored sheet cakes are very popular as well. Especially for business gatherings.





Rose_N_Crantz,
Just curious. How do you ice the cake after cutting it without it falling apart? This would really be helpful for me this weekend.
Thanks.

Rose_N_Crantz Posted 23 Jan 2012 , 9:36pm
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What size cake are you making? We just do it with our sheet cakes, not the round ones. I think the first time I did it it was on a full sheet cake, but I have done smaller. I thought the first time I went to do it that it would be hard to ice when it was cut, but it held up just fine. I just pretended the cuts weren't even there.

I think the only other exception to this would be for filled cakes. I haven't done it on a filled sheet cake, but I can ask my boss tomorrow if she has.

poohsmomma Posted 26 Jan 2012 , 3:09am

Do you think this would work on a two-layer sheet?

kimbm04r Posted 28 Jan 2012 , 3:45am

I have a divider that is 12 x 18. You ice the cake and then lay it on top and gently press the pattern into the cake and then pipe lines on top of the marks the impression leaves. I also put a rose bud or what ever the customer wants on the pieces. I believe I got mine at Country Kitchen.

cheatize Posted 28 Jan 2012 , 4:25am

My local cake store has that divider. It's a big piece of clear plastic that kind of looks like an impression mat.

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