AIs 6" a good size? I would like to do 6" rounds. I will definitely go by your recommendations. I will be crumb coating the ind. cakes and then covering in fondant. I did not want to do cupcake or pops b/c I wanted to be able to decorate in the theme of the shower, and felt that the rounds would better suit our needs. I tried desperately to find a PAN with actual INDIVIDUAL wells that would suit my needs. I need one that has straight sides. I ordered one b/c in the description, it stated that it had straight sides, so I thought, "Great!, it's not a cupcake pan!" When it came in, guess what? Slanted sides....it was just a glorified cupcake pan. If I could find a pan, I wouldn't have to go to the trouble of cutting, although, cutting the ind. rounds IS cheaper!
Should I first freeze the cake and then cut the rounds straight from the pan, or after freezing, move the cake to a cooling rack and cut the rounds? Also, does anyone know of any sources for decorating the type of individual cakes or projects for individual cakes that I am speaking of? Each time I try a search, I get cupcakes and cake pops, which I do NOT want, in this case! I thought that some of you might know of some sources! I will be eagerly waiting.
If you have any other suggestions for me, I will gladly take them as I am new to cake decorating (as if that were not obvious!) Thank you for your time and your knowledge! God bless.
There are plenty of actual 6" cake pans out there without sloping sides...
If you are looking for something without sloping sides the size of a cupcake... search for mini cheesecake pans... they usually have six to twelve wells and removable bottoms... they have straight sides...
AI would recommend baking a sheet cake and cutting rounds with a cookie cutter. A 6" 2-layer cake serves 12, so I'm thinking that's not the size you want. Here are some cute mini cakes http://www.wilton.com/idea/A-Ravishing-Rose-Mini-Cake http://www.wilton.com/idea/A-Budding-Romance http://www.wilton.com/idea/Pretty-Petit-Fours
Lindy smith's contemporary cake decorating bible has neat mini cakes, and I see on her website she has a whole book of mini cakes too. Check out her website or amazon for some photos.