I am making a carved cake for the first time, two hockey sticks across each other. What cake should I use? Box? Pound? I have seen that it should be frozen to carve? Any advice would be great!!
For what little carving I have done, I use pound cake or boxed mixed. You just dont' want it too crumbly.
I've done a little carving; I use a scratch made recipe that is not real crumbly, and a little dense. I've personally found that frozen cake seems easier to work with; it's firmer and less likely to crumble.
I use dh yellow or vanilla to carve my cakes and I dont freeze but I have heard thats easier but my is always fine , I wrap them after they cool from the over and let the rest at least over night before carving : keep in mind Im NOT a pro baker lol
I like to use wasc. I don't freeze before carving. I never have the freezer room. Just make sure it is completely cooled before carving. Take your time. It's easier to take more off than put it back on. HTH