28 Layers of Cake: via the iPhone

So…you may remember my first attempt at the 14-layer cake a while back. Things went mostly as planned and there were no major catastrophes. Because she knew it was possible, when it came time for Kasey’s birthday last year (2009), she asked for the 14-layer cake. As fate would have it, I somehow ended up getting 15 layers out of the batter.

Of course, when talk of Kasey’s birthday celebration for this year started, there was no question in her mind that she needed a 16-layer cake. I decided I had to try and make it happen. My recipe makes 14 (or if you’re lucky 15) layers of cake, so I knew doubling the recipe would be required. Being that my Mom’s birthday is a few days before Kasey’s, I decided to use the other layers to surprise my Mom!

I began to mentally prepare for this feat a few days before the actual baking started. And, because I thought it would be fun, I documented my progress with my iPhone and Facebook.

So, here you have it…28 Layers of Cake: via the iPhone.

Day 1: mental preparation and shopping

June 9: the shopping list

June 9: gathering the goods

Day 2: baking the cakes

June 10: prepping the 28 pans

June 10: four layers ready to bake

June 10: yep...that's what 28 layers of cake looks like

June 10: finding a spot for each layer until assembly time

June 10: I'm telling you...there was cake everywhere

June 10: see? cake everywhere, I tell you

Day 3: making icing and assembling cake

June 11: chocolate icing number one

June 11: chocolate icing number two, buttercream to be exact

June 11: first layer ready for icing

June 11: five layers done on each cake

June 11: ten layers done on each cake

June 11: sixteen layers waiting for buttercream icing

June 11: the 12-layer cake gets buttercream icing compliments of the birthday girl

June 11: 28 pans ready for the trash

June 11: surprise, Mom! twelve layers for you!

June 11: inside a 12-layer cake

June 11: happy birthday, Kasey!

June 11: all sixteen layers. the end...until next year...


9 Responses to “28 Layers of Cake: via the iPhone”

  1. Young Wifey Says:

    You certainly have a lot of layers going on!!

    I make a lot of layered cakes too, but instead of baking them all separately, I bake several normal size cakes and use my cake leveler to cut them into smaller layers, as many as you need. The bonus is that all the layers turn out equal in size and perfectly flat.

    • amypaul Says:

      I have wondered how a cake leveler would work. But for cakes this thin, I’m not sure. Maybe something to try someday…? πŸ™‚

  2. Dad Says:

    Great pictures, made me laugh! it was YUMMY!!!

  3. sunshinekmp Says:

    Good job! I love that there is toothpaste, soap and TP on the grocery list for the cakes. Ha ha.

  4. Mom Says:

    It was a yummy surprise!!! Thanks! Love u!

  5. katiehobbie Says:

    that is INSANITY. you are an amazingly sweet friend/daughter. maybe you should try for the world record…wonder what it is??

    • amypaul Says:

      Kasey has already asked for 17 layers next year. That might be pushing it, so I’m not so sure we should go for any world records. πŸ™‚

  6. Cheryl Says:

    Holy moly! You amaze me. Love that you captured all the steps.

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