How Can I Carve A 3D Cars Cake??

Decorating By SammSalcedo Updated 21 Oct 2011 , 4:11am by Cakegirl313

SammSalcedo Posted 19 Oct 2011 , 4:02am
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Please help me! I want to bake a cake for my nephew as lightning mcqueen. Please anyone who can help me know how I can carve out the figure instead of buying the 2D cake pan. I would greatly appreciate it Thank you icon_biggrin.gif Happy Baking!

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Sorelle Posted 19 Oct 2011 , 4:43am
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I made Mc Queen and Mater both carved. Start with 4 layers of cake, torte and fill with buttercream, stack it and freeze it overnight. Use a steak knife or a small serrated knife to carve. If it takes a while to carve and it starts to become crumbly then pop it back in the freezer, then start again. hth

JanH Posted 19 Oct 2011 , 6:38am
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Here's boonenati's tutorial:


Saulite Posted 20 Oct 2011 , 1:05pm
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here are couple of tutorials, instructions are not in english, but pictures are pretty self explaneroty.
this way you wont have to buy any sheet pans(if you dont have them)

Cakegirl313 Posted 21 Oct 2011 , 4:11am
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Just a suggestion, if you are new to cakes and have never carved a cake or carved anything you might want to try what I did for my first carved "cake" I actually made a Cars scene on some round cakes and then I used rice crispy treats to make the McQueen. I carved it look like him. I find that rice crispy treats are much more forgiving and for a first time carving it's nice because if you mess up you can usually just add more back or start over and it is much cheaper than making a whole new cake. OR you could try your hand at carving the treats, see how that goes and then try it on a cake. I found this helpful so that now I don't get as nervous when I try to carve. Hope this helps a bit.

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