I've been asked to make a baby block cake for a shower. I'm fairly new to cakes and would love suggestions for the best way to make this. It is to be 3 large blocks, two side by side and one on the top middle, and needs to serve at least 23 people. Any ideas on what size of cake pans I should use? Should I just do a multilayer sheet cake and then cut the blocks after I've filled it?
Any help would be greatly appreciated!
Also, should I cut the cake layers out first and then fill them? I'm afraid if it I cut an already filled cake into large squares that the filling will ooze out the sides. Would it be better to cut the unfrosted layers and then do the dams and fill?
I'm nervous. This is my first cake for someone out side of the family. I have to get it right!