Carving A Cake?

Decorating By cakebaker1957 Updated 16 Dec 2008 , 6:30pm by cakebaker1957

cakebaker1957 Posted 15 Dec 2008 , 8:01pm
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Its getting closer to thedate im to do a tt cake, and im still no close to what i need to do, So hopefully someone will help, i dont want the bottom one to tilt or slant only the top one now i know to make the top one 3 cakes instead of your originaly 2 stacked, do i cut only the first layer or all 3 layers?? to get the slanted look, and how should i angle my knife icon_confused.gif i have tons of directions but im only doing a 2 stacked cake in BC icing with fondant accents
Thank You for any information

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kakeladi Posted 16 Dec 2008 , 2:49am
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If I understand your ? right....you cut only one layer of the 3 you plan on using for the top tier.
Once you have slant cut that layer, turn the cut off part a 1/2 turn so the two high parts are together and the short sides together giving you the slant you are looking for.

Start your slant cut near the top of the cake about 1/2" down the side and continue thru the layer until you are about 1/2" from the bottom. I wish I could draw it for you. Hard to describe in wordsicon_sad.gif Found this: http://cakecentral.com/modules.php?name=gallery&file=displayimage&pid=1224267
Does that help?

kakeladi Posted 16 Dec 2008 , 2:50am
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If I understand your ? right....you cut only one layer of the 3 you plan on using for the top tier.
Once you have slant cut that layer, turn the cut off part a 1/2 turn so the two high parts are together and the short sides together giving you the slant you are looking for.

Start your slant cut near the top of the cake about 1/2" down the side and continue thru the layer until you are about 1/2" from the bottom. I wish I could draw it for you. Hard to describe in wordsicon_sad.gif Found this: http://cakecentral.com/modules.php?name=gallery&file=displayimage&pid=1224267
Does that help?

kakeladi Posted 16 Dec 2008 , 2:54am
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If I understand your ? right....you cut only one layer of the 3 you plan on using for the top tier.
Once you have slant cut that layer, turn the cut off part a 1/2 turn so the two high parts are together and the short sides together giving you the slant you are looking for.

Start your slant cut near the top of the cake about 1/2" down the side and continue thru the layer until you are about 1/2" from the bottom. I wish I could draw it for you. Hard to describe in wordsicon_sad.gif Found this: http://cakecentral.com/modules.php?name=gallery&file=displayimage&pid=1224267
Does that help?

cakebaker1957 Posted 16 Dec 2008 , 6:30pm
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Quote:
Originally Posted by kakeladi

If I understand your ? right....you cut only one layer of the 3 you plan on using for the top tier.
Once you have slant cut that layer, turn the cut off part a 1/2 turn so the two high parts are together and the short sides together giving you the slant you are looking for.

Start your slant cut near the top of the cake about 1/2" down the side and continue thru the layer until you are about 1/2" from the bottom. I wish I could draw it for you. Hard to describe in wordsicon_sad.gif Found this: http://cakecentral.com/modules.php?name=gallery&file=displayimage&pid=1224267
Does that help?




Yes, it does and thank you , i practiced last night on a frozen one, Would i do better letting the cake be frozen when i cut it, it was kind of hard on the one i did last night and can you turn it up on its side to slice cause when im looking down on it its hard to see where your knife is going??

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