Carved Cake

Decorating By ang86elax Updated 11 Nov 2008 , 2:12pm by suz3

ang86elax Posted 11 Nov 2008 , 1:43pm
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hi,
im making my first carved cake, its a Dalek(see attached pic)
i have been told to use a Madeira Cake Recipe, and ill be covering the cake with sugar paste(fondant). Does any one else have any other tips?
LL

4 replies
lindav76 Posted 11 Nov 2008 , 1:54pm
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good luck

cakedout Posted 11 Nov 2008 , 1:56pm
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All I have to say is "support, support, support"!! icon_biggrin.gif Make sure you put in a cake board between every two layers of cake and have a sturdy internal support structure!

Good luck!

gales Posted 11 Nov 2008 , 1:58pm
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My cake decorating tutor freezes the cakes prior to carving, but I haven't tried it myself yet. I've got a sculptured Iggle Piggle from "night garden" to do next month so I'll be trying it out then. Keep us all posted on how well it went, cant wait to see the result

suz3 Posted 11 Nov 2008 , 2:12pm
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Freeze for at least 30 minutes. This really firms the cake and makes it nearly without crumbs when you carve. Good Luck!!!!

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