Preparing To Carve: Torte And Stack Before Freezing?

Decorating By sugardugar Updated 15 Mar 2011 , 4:42am by sugardugar

sugardugar Posted 15 Mar 2011 , 12:09am
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The only cake I have carved was only two layers: the one I am to carve tomorrow will be 4 layers. Sooo...I have to dowel and board after the first two. I also want to carve from frozen.

Do I board, torte, dowel and then freeze? If not, what? And how do you really determine your internal board size it you're going to carve it down...just guess?

TIA!

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sugardugar Posted 15 Mar 2011 , 1:46am
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bump please

sugardugar Posted 15 Mar 2011 , 3:03am
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anyone know? icon_sad.gif

catlharper Posted 15 Mar 2011 , 3:27am
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What I do is torte and wrap and freeze. Then the next day I fill/dowel/stack then carve, then crumbcoat then let it come to room temp for at least 3 hours if not over night before covering with fondant or the last layer of buttercream. Hope this helps!

Cat

sugardugar Posted 15 Mar 2011 , 3:45am
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when do you carve? at room temp? or do you dowel it, etc while it's still frozen?

catlharper Posted 15 Mar 2011 , 4:20am
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Carve and dowel when it's frozen..but not in that order. Get your structure sound then carve then crumbcoat.

Cat

catlharper Posted 15 Mar 2011 , 4:21am
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Carve and dowel when it's frozen..but not in that order. Get your structure sound then carve then crumbcoat.

Cat

sugardugar Posted 15 Mar 2011 , 4:42am
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thank you so so much you've been such a help!!!

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