## Number Cakes One, Two or Twelve and Six too!

Number cakes aren’t something we make often so buying a pan for one use becomes rather a waste right? Here’s a simple, easy and effortless method on how to make an easy number cakes one, two or twelve. You can use the same method with almost all numbers.

If you’ve been following my blog by now you probably already know how I feel about buying special pans.

So here again I’m doing a cake that does not rely on a special pan.

Now I’m making a number 12 cake but you could use the same techniques for almost all the numbers. The best way to figure it out is to draw a number is just drawn or print the number on a paper then cut the shapes that connect.

The other simplest way is, of course, to use a number cut out and just trace round to get a full number. This is a good option if you don’t mind extra kiddy snacks.

### So here’s how I made this number cakes – Number Cakes one two or twelve.

If you were making a Number ONE you would need just a one-sheet Cake.

If you were making a Number Two you would need a round cake and a square cake.

## Number cakes One Two or Twelve

Here are my cakes. Two single layer sheet cakes and One 10 x 3″ high round cake.

- The first layer, tort and fill your cakes as needed.
- My sheet cake – – Picture 3 – I cut into 3 lengthways, stacked two layers together.
- Layered in Jam and buttercream and crumb coated.

- The second sheet cake (Picture 4) will make the bases for both the Number One and Number Two cakes.
- Here you can see I have again cut the sheet cake into three layers lengthways and then stacked two together which will be the base for my number One.
- The third layer I have cut in half and stacked together that will be used for the base of number Two.

### Making the number Two cake – (number cakes one, two or twelve)

- Use a large cookie cutter or bowl as a guide, to cut out the center of the number 2.
- Now go ahead and crumb coat it inside out.
- Next cut out a triangle from the circle. (make sure you have a neat cut).
- Now take this piece of the triangle you just cut
- Flip it around and place as shown in the collage below.
- Remember the second sheet cake that was meant for the base of your cakes. Use the smaller one for the base of number two.
- Use your spare from sheet one if you need to ensure your base and the side of number two are equal.

### Next start working on Number One – (Number cakes one two or twelve).

- Remember the sheet cake picture from above. This is the first sheet cake – Picture below.
- Cut a small rectangle from the side piece and shape it to form the top of your number one.
- Remember the second sheet cake that is supposed to be used for the base of the numbers. Use the larger piece for the Number one.
- And this is what you should have.

### Time to roll out the fondant for our number cakes one two or twelve.

- Roll fondant and cover both the cakes as one piece.
- It is important to stretch the fondant gently around the corners so the fondant will stretch rather than tear.
- If you do it slowly and gently you will be able to achieve a nice smooth finish.
- Use your fondant smothers on the straight edges but use your hands on the round corners.
- Decorating your Numbers as per your design.

- This was made a Bat Mitzvah and the young lady wanted a Large number 12 in bright violet with white stars all over and snowflakes around. so here is what I did.

A white border in white… I used my gum paste extruder for thi - White stars in various sizes on the sides and mini stars light purple on the top. And of course the whole board is covered in snowflakes. and icing sugar to simulate snow. I used the Star cookie cuttersand Snowflake cookie cutters for these.
- And the girls’ name is English and Hebrew at the base.

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### How I made the number 6 cake

And just in case you are interested in how I made the number 6 here. I just cut out a shape from the PC and traced it on the cake.

Follan

Thank you for this tutorial. I made a number two cake for my friends daughter.

Veena Azmanov

Thank you, Follan. So happy to hear you found this post useful and you made a cake for your friends daughter. Thanks for coming back to write this feedback. Have a lovely day.

Sherry

Thank you for this tutorial, you saved me from buying an unnecessary pan.

Veena Azmanov

Thank you, Sherry. So happy you have success with this tutorial and enjoyed it. Thank you for coming back to write this feedback too. Have a wonderful day.

Joleen Lanning

Number cakes are and will always be in trend no matter how much cake decorating evolves. I love your take on this. Thanks

PS. Love your blog

Veena Azmanov

Thank you, Joleena. That is true… Number cakes will always be in treand. So happy you hear you find my tutorial helpful. Thank you so much for coming back to write this feedback. Appreciate it very much. Have a wonderful week.

Ruk

Thanks a lot. Veena

Ruk

Dear Veena,

Thank you for the tutorial. You are just amazing. iam making my first 3D number ‘8’ cake for 30 servings. Can u pls suggest the size of pans to be used…

Thanks in advance

Veena Azmanov

Thank you Ruk. A 9 inch cake batter will give you about 32 servings. Dont’ forget to calculate cake scraps when making a novelty cake.

Ruk

Thank you Veena. Iam planning to make two 8 inch round cakes (two layers each) & join them to minimize the wastage… Do you think it will be enough for 30 servings or will there be too b much leftover. Pls advise

Veena Azmanov

Two layers of 8 inch cake will make 24 servings, plus you will remove the center!! So that’s even lesser!

Ruk

Thanks Veena… So two layers of one 9 inch & one 8 inch should be enough rt?

Veena Azmanov

Yeah that should work for 28 servings.

Yurina

Hi I’m making my first number 2 cake for like 15 people what size of pans do I need to use

Veena Azmanov

For 15 people you would need an 8 inch size cake. Splint in two the shapes you require

Maria

Hello! I need to make a -#6 for 30 people. What size of pan I need to use?

Veena Azmanov

A 9″ cake would feed 32 people

Jacqueline

Hi. Great tutorial. My niece would like me to make a #30 that will feed about 100. Could you help me figure how much cake I would need to make the #30 and still feed 100+. Thanks

Veena Azmanov

A 9 inch round cake 4 inches tall would make about 32 servings so based on that you can then calculate the size and shape.

julie

hi i have come across this which is really helpful, but please can you advise me, i am making my first number one cake and it needs to feed 25-30 what size would you recommend thanks in advance julie

Veena Azmanov

Well, an 8 inch round 4 inch high makes 24 servings and a 9″ round 4 inch high makes 32 servings. SO if you take that batter and make a rectangle cake – may be a sheet cake. You would have the sevings you want. Keep in mind that you will need to consider that when you carve you will loose some cake. So bake a bigger and then carve accordingly <3

Candace Berryhill Johnson

Thank you for the tutorial. I am so glad I came across it. Would the half sheet still work for the number 16 cake as well? I am in need of serving about 50-60 people. Thanks

Anais Mendoza

Am still able to do this recipe with a 9×13 sheet and a 9× 2 round pan?

Anonymous

Veena,you are a wonder. I am so new in cake making and you have been an inspiration. Thanks for sharing and thanks for being You.

Nkiru……Nigeria.

Anonymous

Thanks for the great post! Made a #2 this past weekend and it was the hit of the party 🙂

maha

wonderful blog n cakes….very talented…great work….Nice to meet u BTW.This is MAHA..

Anonymous

Hello,but then what is d exact size if the 2 . This post is perfect for those of us little business as it saves money on pans

Anonymous

So glad I found this. I just received a request for a #1 cake for a first birthday and I don't want to buy a specialty pan. I'll be using this as my guide. Thank you for taking the time out to do this tutorial.

Chey

Thank you for this tutorial!! Will try this for my son's upcoming birthday. For this size cake cut into the '2' only, can you tell me about how many persons does this cake serve? I'm having a small event but wondering whether to do a small secondary cake also.

Veena Azmanov

Sorry for the delay in replying – the cakes above are 2 11 x 13 sheet cake and a 10" round cake..

The sheet cakes should serve 50 and the round usually serves 38 but due to all the carving I'd say you will loose about 10 servings..

My order was for 70. But I prefer to error on the side of more than less.

Hope this helps and hope I'm not late in replying

journeyfromjozi

So glad I found this…My Jesse is turning 2 on Sunday. Wish me luck!

Roxanne.

Hi Veena, Thanks so much for all the tutorials. I need your help with making a number 3 cake for a client. And I am really tired of spending on special shaped pans. Most of the pans I have never get used because the next client wants something different. I saw in your gallery that you made a number 30. Can you please give me some tips? Thanks for sharing your work.

Veena Azmanov

Hi Roxanne,

For a number three you would cut the triangle the same way as I did in the number 2 cake. But position the two circle differently. Also use one of the spare cut out pieces finish the number 3 design. It is a bit difficult to explain like this. I do intend to make a post of the other numbers soon but not with cake. Perhaps card paper. I hope this helps you for now.

Thanks for

Anonymous

Dear Veena, I am so amazed at how you can free hand your cakes, thanks for sharing. I have to do a #2 cake and like you I don't like to buy pans that I will only use a few times.I am so glad I became a member and a fan. Thank you again.

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