Cake Central › Cake Forums › Cake Talk › Cake Decorating › How do I create "mini" (6"?) individual cakes from a sheet cake for a bridal shower?
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

How do I create "mini" (6"?) individual cakes from a sheet cake for a bridal shower?

post #1 of 3
Thread Starter 
Is 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.
post #2 of 3

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...

post #3 of 3
I 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.
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: Cake Decorating
Cake Central › Cake Forums › Cake Talk › Cake Decorating › How do I create "mini" (6"?) individual cakes from a sheet cake for a bridal shower?