Hello! I run a very small home bakery which mostly started out because I couldn't keep baking ALL THE THINGS for all of my friends anymore without charging for it! That said, I am still sort of figuring things out as I go and I got a quote request for a cake that looks like this, it has me a little flummoxed. The caption on this reads that this is all buttercream...do you know the best way to achieve this look? I know how to do a tall cake, but I'm just not sure how she did the sides.
Chill the first coat, then spread the bottom layer on in an uneven line as high as you want it. Then smoothe it out with a scraper. Make sure it's thick enough to keep the separation. Chill that, then make your paint and brush it on.
It's ok if it's uneven and maybe has a smudge here and there, that's the look of the cake.
Ditto what rychevamp said!
There's a lot of tutorial on youtube. The technique is called "fault line cake".
How many people with a cake like this serve?
I think what you're asking is -- when those cakes are doubly tall how many servings do you get -- but unless there's something to relate the cake to like a soft drink can or something you can compare it to you really can't be accurate about the number of servings from a photo --
but for the doubly tall cakes -- there should be a board inside halfway up -- it is essentially a two tier cake all iced as one -- so you double the servings -- it's the footprint of a cake that determines serving size -- these have two 'footprints' because of the extra board -- so just depends on the size around but yes twice as many -- if you have a six inch cake that's eight inches tall -- you get 24 servings -- twice as many as a regular six inch cake --
however you can make a six inch tall cake and not use the extra board -- it's the seven inch tall and taller cakes with the extra board where you can double servings --
there's a lot of variables but I think that's what you wanted to know -- let me know if that is your answer
Agree with K8