I am making a carved cake (a violin), and usually bake these in my 13" x 15" roasting pan. I also use the durable cake doctored box mix, so it is much denser and holds up well.
I don't think I prepared the pan well this time, because when I went to take it out, the whole thing tore on a diagonal across the entire middle!!!
Now, how do I fix this and in what order, if I was planning on torting this, filling it and then carving??! If I glue first, I don't think I'll be able to cut this horizontally (that's usually how I get my two layers, versus bake two) without it falling apart! Should I carve first?
AHHHH!!!!! I have no idea!
I would go ahead and torte your pieces and then glue with a crumb coat and then carve. Your torting doesn't have to match perfectly.