Firstly, my apologies if this question has been asked before...i did search the forums but i didnt see the answer so if there is a topic already - please feel free to direct me to it
Ok, so what im after is advice on a carved cake. I have two to do for the same weekend. They arent overly difficult shapes however my question is what is the best method?
The cakes are for 2 1 year olds so its chocolate cake with a simple filling such as a custard/mousse. Should I 1) chill, carve the cakes into desired shape then fill or 2) fill the cake, chill and then carve?
My concern is freezing the filling. Is there a general rule of thumb when it comes to freezing filled cakes, should some fillings NEVER be frozen??
Thanks in advance
I would chill the cakes....then carve....then fill. Because if you fill before you carve, then you will cut off the icing dam you put on it.
I don't fill most 3D cakes other than with buttercream...but if you are doing a flat cut out shape it will be fine if you cut it first....then use an icing dam and fill like usual.
Cutting a cold, but not frozen, cake is easiest.
Good luck! (Oh and I generally don't freeze filled cakes.)