RkRamirez Posted 26 May 2007 , 12:27am
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I am going to attempt my first carved or sculpted (whatever you want to call it) cake. What type of cake to use when I carve it. I know that I can't have something light, it needs to be dense. But I don't know of any good recipes. Does anyone have any ideas? Thanks for your help. [/center]

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Starkie Posted 26 May 2007 , 12:45am
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I have carved only a few cakes so far, but I have used a regular chocolate cake as well as a regular white cake, and I haven't had any trouble. I would just be sure you have a very sharp knife, and if you are covering it in fondant, make sure the fondant is not too heavy for the cake.



Biya Posted 26 May 2007 , 1:14am
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I've used the wasc recipe for carving cakes and it works really well. Its a nice dense cake, I got away with refrigerating overnight then carving with no problems at all. I've found that the chocolate can be a little crumbly but adding pudding mix to the cake mix does help. Here's the recipe if you would like to try http://www.cakecentral.com/cake_recipe-2322-0-White-Almond-Sour-Cream-Cake.html Good luck and what are you carving?

Beezaly Posted 26 May 2007 , 1:32am
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In the recipe section there is a WONDERFUL cake "durable cake for 3d and wedding cakes" Tastes sooo good and working great!!! HTH

RkRamirez Posted 26 May 2007 , 2:01am
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I am going to attempt to make a swimming pool with an patio type thing on the side. But I am going to make 2 9x13 cake, and stack them then cut out a "swimming pool" in them. And attach another 9x13 (that I am going to cut in half) and make the patio. I'll post pics when I get done with it and while I am working on it.

pstafford Posted 2 Jul 2013 , 3:01pm
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i need to make a star wars yoda cake  the pics i have seen make his head out of rice krispies  is there a way i can make it out of cake  my customer isnt crazy about the krispy idea  thanks under the rainbow bakery

WickedGoodies Posted 8 Jul 2013 , 5:07pm
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I made this yoda cake all out of cake. It's covered in modelling chocolate, which worked great especially for sculpting the face. The round head is skewered to a rectangular body. There is nothing in the arms (they are just empty sleeves made of modelling chocolate). My recipe and instructions for making modelling chocolate. I hope this helps. 


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