I am a very amateur baker, but I offered to make a cake for the winner of a silent auction in my community. The winner's son would like a light saber cake. It needs to feed around 20 kids.
What size cake should I bake? What is a good width to cut the strips? If I am putting together cake is there anything I need to do to get it to stay together and not crack the BC on top of it?
I was looking in the gallery and there are some good looking light sabers. I don't have fondant/mmf experience, so I plan to stick to BC
Help/suggestions are greatly appreciated!
I am also a BC lover. If I were you, I would back a 12x18 sheet cake and make a template about 20" long of the light sabor out of wax paper. That way you will not make a mistake in your cutting/carving. Make the cake out of two pieces and use chocolate to smooth the separation between the cakes and any other place especially where the handle will be heavier decorating. Once the chocolate sets in the fridge and the cake is cool frost the cake with the butter cream icer tip and smooth. It should be fun. Chocolate is the key to my success and carved cakes.
DininiDee - what kind of chocolate do you use? I need to be ingredient cautious because the birthday boy has a nut/peanut allergy. And also, what is a butter cream icer tip? I don't have a 12x18 pan, but I do have an 11x15, and I assume that I could use that, too, but have more pieces to put together.