My friend has requested that I make a cake that looks like lip gloss and sent me the following pic. Picture the tube laying down though not standing up. She also wants the inside to be rainbowed colored layers (25-30 people). So I have thought of 2 ways to do it...just do layers in a 6 inch round. trim one side flat and lay them on their sides like a long tube (then trim the top to give it that squarish shape. Or do several six inch squares line them up to make them one longer cake...each layer a difft color.
..does anyone have a better idea...I don't have a long rectangular pan so that I can just bake the layers as I normally would TIA
If you use a 6" round pan though, you would have to make a lot of layers to get the proportional length on the cake. You really only would need 6x 2" high 6" diam layers to serve 30. 6" squares set out in a long rectangle and stacked to get the 6" height would give you even more servings. And the cake would be huge, basically! But since it's for a friend you might be OK with that.
An alternative would be to get hold of a sheet pan, bake the cakes (you could try separating the coloured batter with strips of foil in the pan), and cut out rounds of different colours using a round or square cookie cutter (maybe 4" or so?), lay them on their sides and sandwich them together with BC.
Thanks for your input! I appreciate it...something to consider!
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6" squares set out in a long rectangle and stacked to get the 6" height would give you even more servings. And the cake would be huge, basically!
An 8" square cut in half might be better? Stacked, the whole thing would end up being 4" tall, 4" side and 16" long. Very close to the proportions of the lip gloss tube
That would work too, but then the friend wants rainbow layers in it! Maybe OP could get one of those pans with proper dividers in, or try it with foil separators in the 8" sq.