I have a question that has probably come up before but, I'm not sure where to look, hoping you can help!
I'm making a large sheet cake for my daughter's birthday (22x14) and in the past with smaller cakes I usually bake the 3 layers separate (mostly my rounds). This cake will be two layers, my question is should I make one cake and torte it into 2 layers or just bake two separate cakes? any other helpful tips about making a cake this size would be welcome!
I never do sheet cakes, but I would think it depends on the number of servings you want ... a torted cake is just a layer of cake with filling in the middle, a two-layer cake has twice the servings than your one-layer - twice the baking, twice the ingredients.
I would make two cakes rather than torte since it's going to be a large sheet cake. But that's just me. I've never torted a sheet cake but I think most people do according to a recent thread on cc. I'm intimidated to torte a 10 inch round cake. I can't imagine trying to torte a "large sheet cake". I'm just saying I wouldn't be comfortable doing it.
The trick with getting that top layer on top with out breaking is to just slice it into workable squares and just piece them together.
Thanks Rose...I'm an idiot. Why didn't I think of that?