I am so addicted to watching Ace of Cakes. i think they are awesome; but I dont understand how they carve cakes? When you carve a cake into shape of whatever are these cakes frozen? If not how do they keep them from falling apart? thanks in advance
I would assume they are frozen. I always freeze mine before I carve.
Everyone has different styles... You'll probably get lots of opinions on how to do it. For instance, I never carve frozen cake and I usually use my tapered angled spatula for the carving. Only sometimes do I use a knife. You have to do a little experimenting and see what works best for you.
I don't freeze either. I use a bread knife or one similar.
I am one that likes to use mostly frozen cakes and serrated knifes (anything from a bread knife to a steak knife depending on the size and detail I need to do)
I doubt Duff's cakes are frozen, he advertises "Fresh, Never Frozen"
I have done it both ways. Usually depends on how much time I have. It's amazing what you can do with short notice.
I like mine frozen
I've never used frozen cake, and I have always used any sharp knife - though I'm going to try the angled spatula to see if I like it better (thanks for the idea Deanna!)... I just wanted to add that sometimes if I make a mistake, depending on the cake, I can usually glue a piece back on with icing... I try to always cut-off less than I need to, just that common-sense rule - and it's really fun!