Cutting And Carving Cake

Decorating By klsrtr Updated 17 Jan 2006 , 8:08pm by mommymarilyn

klsrtr Posted 16 Jan 2006 , 4:35pm
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I have a poker cake to do for this weekend and I have to cut a 2-layer 16" cake into a 8-sided poker table (like a stop sign) and was wondering if anyone had ever cut a cake in that shape and could give me some tips on how to do this. I was thinking about making a template out of cardboard and using that. Would that work?


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prettycake Posted 16 Jan 2006 , 4:38pm
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icon_smile.gif First of all , not all types of cake can be has to be something dense like Pound Cake..what is the cake flavor and type ? icon_smile.gif

klsrtr Posted 16 Jan 2006 , 4:47pm
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it is going to be a lemon cake with lemon buttercream filling.

Fishercakes Posted 16 Jan 2006 , 4:53pm
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Sounds delish!!!! icon_lol.gif

I think that the lemon cake would be fine for carving. Is it a box cake mix or homemade? Be sure to crumb coat the cut sides and let the crumb coat dry well before adding the finish coating.

You idea of making the template would work very nicely. I use this method a lot for carving and also for transferring an image to a cake.

Good luck! Looking forward to seeing your creation!

mommymarilyn Posted 17 Jan 2006 , 8:08pm
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I usually chill my cakes before cutting - the cake is easier to handle, and it helps cut out on the amount of crumbs too.

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