1St Time Carving Cake... What Do I Do?

Decorating By anxietyattack Updated 25 Apr 2010 , 2:46am by metria

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anxietyattack Posted 24 Apr 2010 , 5:45am
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This will be my first time carving a cake. Any tips?

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metria Posted 24 Apr 2010 , 5:51am
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have the cake cold. you can stick it in the freezer for a bit ... not rock hard, but firm enough for you to work with it. use a nice serrated knife to make your cuts.

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JanH Posted 24 Apr 2010 , 6:13am
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tinygoose Posted 24 Apr 2010 , 6:48am
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I always keep a model of whatever I'm carving nearby. Elmo, apple, orca....even if it's only 3 inches in size it still gives me a good perspective of what I want to do.

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Skirt Posted 24 Apr 2010 , 8:37am
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I hope you baked a dense cake! Light and fluffy are not your friends when carving. Also, I used a fish filetting knife to cut nicer curves for my lightning cake. It has a much thinner blade but is still long enough. HTH and good luck icon_smile.gif

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saracupcake Posted 24 Apr 2010 , 9:00am
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remember you can stick some back on with buttercream so if you take off too much all is not lost!

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Skirt Posted 24 Apr 2010 , 4:55pm
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Originally Posted by saracupcake

remember you can stick some back on with buttercream so if you take off too much all is not lost!




So true!! icon_biggrin.gif

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metria Posted 25 Apr 2010 , 2:46am
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i use "cake spackle" to build up on some areas sometimes instead of carving the whole thing

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