AHi, iam new to this forum, my name is kelly and iam just starting out decorating cakes. I am making a number 1 cake for my sons first birthday but the thing is the cake pan only serves 12. Im not sure exactly how many people are attending but i know theres going to be more then 12 people. so my question is how do i make this cake to serve more people? Place it on a bigger sheet cake? If so what size of sheet cake should i use?
AI have never used a cake pan like that, I wouldn't bother purchasing it when you can simply carve. Make a template or use a (new, clean) ruler to make your lines.
A full sheet cake will not ft in a standard sized oven. There are a coupe ways to do it but the easiest would be to bake two quarter sheets (cover in plastic wrap/foil and let firm up in the fridge/freezer-makes it much easier to cut). I'd stack one on top of the other and carve out your number, fill and frost with BC.
Here is a serving guide for sheet cakes, you don't have to use two layers but it's a simple way to increase serving sizes without having a huge number cake. Depending on how large you want the slices, your #1, and how many guests come will all be variables to consider when deciding to stack or not.