gromit Posted 24 Apr 2012 , 3:25pm
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Ive carved a few sponge cakes and I wanted to suprise my Mum with a cake on her birthday however Im getting married and then I will be away on my honeymoon. So to do the cake before I go I will need to do a fruit cake so it lasts.. I was hoping to maybe do a dog cake? This rings alarms in my head. Is carving a fruit cake a no go?

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diane706 Posted 24 Apr 2012 , 4:04pm
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How far in advance are you planning on making it? I definitely wouldn't use fruit cake if you are planning on carving the cake. You will hit the bits of fruit with your knife causing holes where the fruit comes off. I think it would make the carving pretty difficult. In my opinion, most cakes should be ok for 3- 4 days at room temp if covered in fondant. Of course fresh is best! Or you can refrigerate it....

rosech Posted 24 Apr 2012 , 4:49pm
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Doable but not easy. I carved a pillow with fruit cake. The cake was not smooth after carving. After covering with marzipan, I put marzipan bits in 'holes' and neatened before covering with fondant. Photo in my gallery. I can't give u link coz I am using my mobile phone to connect now.

-Big-Red- Posted 20 Jan 2013 , 10:52pm
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Hi, I have to carve a topsy turvy fruit cake in February, do you have any hints and also what type of knife is best for carving fruit cakes?
 

peppercorns Posted 21 Jan 2013 , 3:05am
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AYes, you can carve a fruit cake, however, it needs to be ripened for at least three months to get a smooth cut.

-Big-Red- Posted 23 Jan 2013 , 5:58pm
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What type of knife is best for carving ?
 

peppercorns Posted 24 Jan 2013 , 1:14am
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AYou need a long sharp serrated thin knife and a cutting board. Good luck.

-Big-Red- Posted 24 Jan 2013 , 3:30pm
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Thanks

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