I made a cake for my daughter for her first communion last year and it was a simple cake, cut into a cross shape. I made it from three 9"x9" cakes, cut and stacked to look like a cross. It became a two layer cake. I used a double batch of my old chocolate cake recipe. Then I crumb coated it in buttercream, coated the top in buttercream and the sides in yellow fondant.
Here is another version I did for a friend of mine a couple of years ago:
How to form three 9x9 cakes into a large, 2 layer cross:
- cut all three cakes in half down the middle (giving six 9" x 4.5" rectangles)
- cut two pieces in half again (giving four pieces 4.5" square and four pieces 9" x 4.5")
- arrange the pieces to form the bottom layer of a cross using half the pieces. Fill with your favorite filling and arrange the other pieces to make the top layer, cross over as many seams as you can, to help hold the cake together.
Best wishes to all first Communicants out there!