I really need to learn to carve cakes!!
HOW HARD IS CARVING?????
I am scared to take any purse cake or car orders bcuz I am scared to carve a cake!!
I wanted to do a lips cake for practice!
so do you carve cold, frozen, crumb coated???
Plz help or post tutorials!!
Thanks in advance
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Secrets of Cake Carving:
Carving ain't my thing, that's for sure! Not something I've ever been comfortable attempting! I am in awe of those who can do it!
I don't carve cold or frozen cakes though I know some do. I don't have room in my freezer to freeze cakes to be carved. I haven't had a problem with them either.
I have carved plain cake mixes, doctored cake mixes and extended cake mixes. The only one I have had a problem with is DH's Golden butter since that one has a very soft texture and then one that had coconut and pecans in it.
I have found a knife with teeth like a bread knife works best for me to carve with.
For lips I would start with a sheet cake and cut the basic shape of the outside lips out (using a template), then start rounding the out sides then trim along the center to seperate the lips and give them some shape. Remember to take off a little a time. It is easier to shave off a little more than to try to put it back.
Crumb coat it after carving then ice it.