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]
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.
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?
In the recipe section there is a WONDERFUL cake "durable cake for 3d and wedding cakes" Tastes sooo good and working great!!! HTH
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.
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
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.