I am making a 3D blues clues dog today for my son's birthday. It is my first 3d and my first ever attempt at carving. I am using two wondermolds and 6 in rounds, but am having to carve away some for the face. I have never had to ice an unlevel or not straight sided cake before. Does anyone have any suggestions?
Can I ice each one seperately and then connect together and blend? or would that be more trouble than its worth?
How many times should I torte the Wondermold cakes to add filling?
To ice the 3D cake, thin your icing a bit and crumb coat to seal in all the cut sides. Do you use a crusting buttercream? If so, just slap the icing on with a small spatula and smooth with Viva. Using thinner-than-usual icing will help prevent accidental tearing of the cake. Sometimes I use a paintbrush to get the icing into the hard to reach areas.
I wouldn't recommend icing the pieces separately. You'll have to cover the seams anyway, so you may as well do it all at once.
As for torting the Wondermolds, 3 layers of cake and 2 layers of filling would be my choice.
Good luck! Can't wait to see it!