On Need Tips On Doing A Carved Cake

Decorating By Blair52 Updated 19 Sep 2011 , 8:54pm by Blair52

Blair52 Posted 19 Sep 2011 , 6:55pm
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Ok so i have a carved cake going out Saturday and have never done one before. i have to do a general lee cake. i have done cars out of rice crisps before but not cake.

so what kinda of cake should i use? it has to b choc. for this order!

should i freeze it?

should i to the cover it in fondant or butter cream, bc i don't think 4 years old will like fondant??

please help !!!!

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lilcakebaker Posted 19 Sep 2011 , 7:14pm
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When Im carving something out of chocolate I always freeze the cake prior to cutting it. It makes it much easier.

You could do it out of BC but to ME fondant looks so much better and the child doesn't have to eat the fondant...I never do! He can simply pull it off his piece of cake.

Blair52 Posted 19 Sep 2011 , 7:18pm
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thanks you so much. so do u use regular cake or like pound cake??

lilcakebaker Posted 19 Sep 2011 , 7:20pm
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I use regular cake. If I use a pound cake, there is no need to freeze it. Especially if it is for a kid, Im sure they would like the regular cake better.

Blair52 Posted 19 Sep 2011 , 7:24pm
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ok thanks so much!!! uhave been great help!! ill post pics when im done icon_smile.gif

lilcakebaker Posted 19 Sep 2011 , 7:26pm
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Awesome please do!

cs_confections Posted 19 Sep 2011 , 7:50pm
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I prefer to use chocolate cake when carving - it's firmer. As far as 4 year old and fondant, my nephews have been stealing fondant bits off family cakes since they were 2 and 3. My younger niece loves it, too. It's kind of like candy to them and they don't have the idea in their head of what frosting "should" be. And as I'm sure you know - carve a little at a time!

Have fun!

Blair52 Posted 19 Sep 2011 , 7:58pm
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what fondant recipe do u use?

and i have never carved before but i intend to do a little at a time!!!

Blair52 Posted 19 Sep 2011 , 7:59pm
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what fondant recipe do u use?

and i have never carved before but i intend to do a little at a time!!!

cs_confections Posted 19 Sep 2011 , 8:43pm
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I use both marshmallow fondant and Fondarific (Which is the same as Duff's brand at Michael's) - depending on the project, how much time I have, and what color I need. I refuse to make black or red! For figures or pieces I need to dry firm, I use Satin Ice.

Doesn't matter to the boys (well, and the rest of the family) they love it all. Personally, I find fondant too sweet and don't like the chewy aspect, but I make sure I put a decent layer of buttercream underneath - then both fondant eaters and non-fondant eaters are both happy!

Blair52 Posted 19 Sep 2011 , 8:54pm
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thanks

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