Sculpt Cake Before Or After Filling

Decorating By kyhendry Updated 19 May 2009 , 5:22am by ceshell

kyhendry Posted 18 May 2009 , 6:25pm
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Question for all those that have sculpted cakes.

Do you prefer to sculpt your cakes to get the general shape done and then fill them and do the final touches or do you prefer to fill them and then sculpt them.

I've seen shows and instructions demonstrating each way but wanted to get some thoughts from all you experienced CCers! detective.gif

Thanks for any advice!!

5 replies
PinkZiab Posted 18 May 2009 , 6:47pm
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I fill, chill overnight, then sculpt.

kyhendry Posted 18 May 2009 , 6:59pm
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Thanks Tara. Appreciate the input.

oneyracing Posted 18 May 2009 , 7:05pm
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i do fill first too...only because i am afraid of breaking the scuplted caked..and getting it back together in one piece icon_biggrin.gif

__Jamie__ Posted 18 May 2009 , 7:18pm
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I don't see how anyone could sculpt then fill. It doesn't make sense. If you carved, then took it apart to fill it, and then put it back together, it's not going to be lined up and even to the dimensions that you had before filling. The edges won't line up, there will be gaps....I can't see how anyone could pull that off.

ceshell Posted 19 May 2009 , 5:22am
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Yep, what they said _^___^_

If I am doing a filling that requires an icing dam, I just make the dam extra wide to account for the area I will inevitably carve away.

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