Does Everyone Carve Cakes To Make The Sides Perfect?

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jeannetted23 Posted 5 Oct 2009 , 5:54pm
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i was really just wondering how to do this to make my cakes look perfect.
how much usually gets carved off?

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christeena Posted 5 Oct 2009 , 6:07pm
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Personally, I do not have the time to do that and with my Magic Line pans, I don't have too much that needs carving away. It's amazing what frosting can cover up!! icon_wink.gif

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indydebi Posted 5 Oct 2009 , 6:42pm
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If you are using the wilton pans, many of them have a flare to them, and when I"m in a jam and have to use one of these, I do trim this flare off. Otherwise, as metnioned above, when using Magic Line, no side trimming is needed.

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__Jamie__ Posted 5 Oct 2009 , 6:47pm
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Ditto Debi and christeena.

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jlsheik Posted 5 Oct 2009 , 7:03pm
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Any bleb...is that a word? But anything that is not flush I trim off....I emboss a lot on buttercream...so it helps not to have to worry it will show through in places.
If I am in a real hurry...I don't worry about it.
Laura

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grandmom Posted 5 Oct 2009 , 7:22pm
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Yes, and I'm sick of it. I just ordered a gazillion Magic Line pans, even and odd sizes, in round, square and oblong. I am hopeful my investment will pay off in straight-sided cakes.

Can't wait for them to come in!! I will lovingly wash, dry and nest them all in a cabinet especially prepared just for them...

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bashini Posted 5 Oct 2009 , 7:27pm
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No, I never carve the sides as I always get a nice clean finish from my heavy duty pans. I level just the top from my Agbay! icon_smile.gif

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jlsheik Posted 5 Oct 2009 , 7:37pm
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Yes, and I'm sick of it. I just ordered a gazillion Magic Line pans, even and odd sizes, in round, square and oblong. I am hopeful my investment will pay off in straight-sided cakes.

Can't wait for them to come in!! I will lovingly wash, dry and nest them all in a cabinet especially prepared just for them...




Ok...I am jealous!

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KHalstead Posted 5 Oct 2009 , 7:49pm
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only if I'm covering in fondant, if I'm covering in buttercream it doesn't matter because the icing hides it all, you just have to make sure that the icing is straight lol

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sugarshack Posted 5 Oct 2009 , 8:02pm
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ditto above post!

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__Jamie__ Posted 5 Oct 2009 , 8:04pm
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Wait until you bake your first square cakes in those Magic Lines! Woooooeeeyyy! Heaven! But, all the straight edges in the world won't matter for much if you don't apply your icing perfectly sharp as well.

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grandmom Posted 5 Oct 2009 , 8:25pm
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And I will apply that icing perfectly sharp, because Sugarshack Sharon taught me how!

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CelebrationCakery Posted 5 Oct 2009 , 8:35pm
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You guys are so funny...I needed to be reading this right now....

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__Jamie__ Posted 5 Oct 2009 , 9:04pm
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And I will apply that icing perfectly sharp, because Sugarshack Sharon taught me how!




Dang Skippy! thumbs_up.gif

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