Hi guys .. I'm a newbie (actually this is my first post ) and this is the first cake I'm going to do for a profit so I really need to figure this out correctly... Do you have an idea in how should I bake/carve this cake.. I know it looks simple but I need some help.. And also.. how long and tall do you think it is?? I'll appreciate any help or advice in this I'm really nervous about it.. Thanks
PS the cake is from flickr user: TheSpongeCake
First things first ... Hello glad you posted
2nd- How many do you need to feed... then you figure out what size you need... I did a purse cake for the first time and had to go really big.. which will kinda make it look different then a smaller version...
3rd- some of the features will have to be made ahead of time .. Like handles if you want them to do something then just lay there ...
I baked my layers filled the cake 1 day.. let the filled cake do its settling over night
then I flash froze and carved... while partially frozen I iced .. a little more then a crumb coat but less then normal... then stuck it back in the freezer to let it get a little hard (make sure you smooth your BC really well so it doesn't show under the fondant )
Then covered it in fondant... if you have issues with it "sweating" after it sits, use a fan to dry it a little
sorry to go off topic for a minute, but wgoat5 - how do you "flash freeze"???
You stick it in the freezer maybe for a hour or so .. just enough to get it hard but not TOO hard Sorry.. I should of been clearer
There's a tutorial in the article section for carving a purse cake if you'd like to check it out,