So I decided to rip out what I knit with the second cake and re-knit starting with the other end.
After ripping it out and replacing on the needles... about 7 1/2 wedges from the first cake.
I am into wedge #8 and am pleased to point out that the cake transition in the middle of the last wedge on the right is no longer obvious. :-D
I plan to knit wedges until I run out of yarn on this cake. Hopefully that will result in a scarf that I'm much happier with.
Happy Fiber Arts Friday.