A number one cake can be as simple as a couple of loaf cakes to make a long line or a square cake cut in two and stacked on each other. If you would like a bit more shape, then follow these steps.
Download the template for the number one shape. Print out the template and cut out the number two shape. This will be used as a guide to cut the number two shape out on your cake.
Resource: Cake shape number one template (members only)
If you are using two cakes, prepare them by trimming to ensure they sit well together.
Click to Using toothpicks or skewers, lay the template on your cakes and anchor it down so that it doesn't slip.
Tip: Make sure you count the toothpicks or skewers to ensure you remove them all when you are finished cutting your cake.
Using a serrated knife, cut out the template to create the number one shape.
Tip: cut away and remove the easy large parts first, then cut into the cake for more detail for the smaller pieces.
Remove the template and all the toothpicks or skewers and it is ready to ice and decorate.
Tip: You can use off cuts to make cake pops. Cake pops are fun little cakes on sticks. They are great for take home treats or extra party food nibbles.