Carvers. . .

Decorating By lrlt2000 Updated 15 Nov 2009 , 10:08pm by sweetcravings

lrlt2000 Posted 15 Nov 2009 , 9:31pm
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I read other posts that suggested carving and then filling and stacking.

It seems, however, that since filling will increase the height, how can you accurately carve before you fill!?

I am not using any fancy fillings! I plan on using simple buttercream ("Julie's Less Sweet BC"), fairly thick and then trying the white chocolate ganache to coat the finished carved cake.

Am I correct to fill and stack before carving?

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jmr531 Posted 15 Nov 2009 , 9:49pm
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I also like to fill and stack and then carve. After filling and stacking, I let the cake settle. Then I carve to the desired shape. This ensures that the final shape is exactly what I want.

If you fill and stack after carving, you may end up having to do some more carving anyway since the extra height added after filling will alter the original shape.

I hope that made sense...lol

sweetsbyl Posted 15 Nov 2009 , 9:58pm
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Originally Posted by jmr531

I also like to fill and stack and then carve. After filling and stacking, I let the cake settle. Then I carve to the desired shape. This ensures that the final shape is exactly what I want.

If you fill and stack after carving, you may end up having to do some more carving anyway since the extra height added after filling will alter the original shape.

I hope that made sense...lol




Ditto!

lrlt2000 Posted 15 Nov 2009 , 9:59pm
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Maybe those posts meant they carve EDGES off before filling and stacking!?

sweetcravings Posted 15 Nov 2009 , 10:08pm
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Any cake i have carved, i have always filled first. I've only stuck with buttercream between the layers because i don't know how you would fill a cake with something like lets say strawberry filling and then carve it. I would think you would end up carving away the dam that holds it in the cake.
Also if you fill the cake after you carve it i would think it would be pretty hard to match up the placement of each layer being that the edges would all be different angles etc..

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