I'm doing my first 3d/sculpted cake this weekend under short notice, and I'm freaking out just a little...any tips for doing sculpted cakes? I'm definitely going to freeze the cakes before carving...my biggest concerns are covering the cake in fondant without seams, and transporting it without it cracking/peeling off/falling apart. Any tips? PLease share!!! btw- it's a Thomas the Train cake...there are some great ones in the gallery!
If you don't already use ganache under your fondant, that is a great way to make a 3-D cake sturdy. I don't use a serrated knife when I carve as it can cut out big chunks. Use as sharp of a knife as possible. Take your time and remember you can always take more off. Go slowly. Good luck!
Thanks for the advice...a poured ganache or whipped?