I'm sure this has been posted before somewhere, but I skimmed briefly and couldn't find anything.
I have to make a cake in the shape of a snake, so I'm thinking of cooking round cakes, cutting out a circle in the middle, and cutting the remaining piece in half. That will leave me with two "C" shaped pieces per cake, which I can piece together to look like a snake. (It's probably kind of hard to picture).
Anyways, I'm wondering if anyone has any tips on how to ice the cake without getting crumbs in my icing. Where the cake is going to be cut prior to icing, there's going to be lots of crumbs.
The only advice I would have is to slightly freeze the cake. That will cut down on your cake crumbs. Maybe someone else will have more advice. good luck
Crumb coat it after cutting it.
Agree with the above two posters...freeze the cake, then crumb coat it. When defrosted and crusted, then use your frosting...
At least chill it really well if you don't like freezing it.
Whenever I carve or need to ice a "cut" edge of cake I use an icing tip in a large 18" bag, that way my spatula never touches the cut edge pulling crumbs along with it.
I'm in agreement with the slightly-frozen-and-crumb-coat suggestions.
If you have time.....
You might search on ebay for the horseshoe pan. You could cut it in half (at the bottom of the "U") and arrange the pieces to resemble a snake. The only 'cut' exposure would be the small area where you cut the "U" in half.
I agree freeze or slightly freeze then crumb coat. I have done this before on carved cakes.
Thanks guys.. these are all awesome suggestions.
I made a cupcake-cake before.. I didn't think of doing it for a snake! That's a good idea..
I already have my cakes baked... but I'm sure they wont go astray! haha