Can I cut 6" cake layers from already baked 9" layers?
I am making my mom a birthday cake tomorrow. Yesterday I baked and froze the two layers in 9" round baking pans. I plan on taking them out of the freezer tomorrow morning, make the frosting then and decorate it. Here's the thing though, a 9" two layer cake is way to much for two people and I don't want it to go to waste. I've seen 6" round pans before and I figured I could (carefully!) cut out two 6" circles (and freeze the leftover for cake truffles or something. Think this will work? Any tips? Also, so that I can adjust the recipe, about how much frosting would I need for a two layer 6" cake?
Thanks in advance, I'm a good cook but not much of a baker - I've never actually make a layer cake!
- pennybarrLv 75 years agoBest Answer
You could always make the whole cake and then freeze the leftover individual slices wrapped in aluminum foil or plastic wrap so your Mom can have a nice dessert when she feels like it. The frosting may get a bit messed up but the cake will still taste good.
You can of course cut the cake layers into 6 inch rounds using a template. I found this recipe for chocolate frosting for a six inch layer cake. It looks fairly easy to make.
For the chocolate frosting:
4 tablespoons unsalted butter
2 ounces unsweetened chocolate, chopped
2 cups confectioners’ sugar
1/4 cup milk
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
For the frosting: In a small, heavy saucepan, melt the butter and the chocolate over low heat. In a medium bowl, combine the confectioners’ sugar with the milk and vanilla and stir until smooth. Add the chocolate mixture. Set the bowl over another bowl half-filled with ice water. With a rubber spatula, beat just until the frosting is thick enough to spread.
Spread one cake layer with about one-fourth of the frosting. Set the second layer on top and spread the remaining frosting on the sides and top of the cake, swirling with your spatula.
- RaatzLv 75 years ago
Yeah. Use a paper circle to trace. You can decorate the top of the cake with the crumbled bits you didn't use, like a blackout cake.
- Anonymous5 years ago
Of course you can cut into anything.