How Do I Create "mini" (6"?) Individual Cakes From A Sheet Cake For A Bridal Shower?

Decorating By longtallsally1 Updated 8 Feb 2013 , 4:27pm by Sassyzan

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longtallsally1 Posted 8 Feb 2013 , 2:09pm
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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 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.

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AAtKT Posted 8 Feb 2013 , 3:44pm
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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...

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Sassyzan Posted 8 Feb 2013 , 4:27pm
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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

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.

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