Carving A Cake

Decorating By chefdot Updated 29 Jan 2010 , 7:38pm by chefdot

chefdot Posted 28 Jan 2010 , 10:23pm
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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.

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JanH Posted 28 Jan 2010 , 10:28pm
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cakesrock Posted 29 Jan 2010 , 2:45am
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I personally like to carve frozen. I feel like I have more control.

Kitagrl Posted 29 Jan 2010 , 3:04am
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Maybe my freezer is too cold but I think its too hard to cut a frozen cake...I just do chilled.

nicksmom Posted 29 Jan 2010 , 3:18am
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I carve frozen,it works best I find,and you have ample time to finish before it's thawed.

Renaejrk Posted 29 Jan 2010 , 4:39am
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Very chilled or frozen - you can really "get into it" and not worry about anything falling apart.

panchanewjersey Posted 29 Jan 2010 , 4:48am
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Frozen or semi frozen is best less crumbs and alot easier to cut and get it right.

chefdot Posted 29 Jan 2010 , 5:58pm
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Thanks JanH, that's alot to read... lol! Guess I will be busy today. icon_smile.gif

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?

chefdot Posted 29 Jan 2010 , 7:38pm
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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! icon_biggrin.gif

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