Is it easier to carve a cake if I bake it and once cooled, refrigerate it till I am ready to carve the next day or two? I would think it bein cold would help.
Secrets of cake carving:
I personally like to carve frozen. I feel like I have more control.
Maybe my freezer is too cold but I think its too hard to cut a frozen cake...I just do chilled.
I carve frozen,it works best I find,and you have ample time to finish before it's thawed.
Very chilled or frozen - you can really "get into it" and not worry about anything falling apart.
Frozen or semi frozen is best less crumbs and alot easier to cut and get it right.
Thanks JanH, that's alot to read... lol! Guess I will be busy today.
I forgot to put them in the freezer before work so I will when I get home tonight. How long will it take for them to thaw? I only ask cuz I was planning on carving them tomorrow morning then decorate them and then deliver them at a party by 1pm. I am not filling the cakes so that I don't have to worry about. Would that give enough time for them to thaw even with keeping them in the fridge to set up frosted before I leave?
I think after reading the first few pages of that topic on carved cakes... since I don't have that much time or alot of carving to do (just doing crayon shapes) then I will put them in the fridge overnight. But now that I've read that I feel better about trying a carved cake. Thanks again everyone! I love this place!