Help! Torting Cake!

Decorating By sweetobsesions Updated 8 Oct 2013 , 1:48pm by sweetobsesions

sweetobsesions Posted 8 Oct 2013 , 6:05am
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AI feel really dumb! I am currently a baking & pastry student & I have the hardest time torting a cake for some reason... I am almost done & I have alot of finals coming up & I have to tort all my cakes so if you have ANY TIPS I'd really appreciate it!

-Thanks:(

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sweetobsesions Posted 8 Oct 2013 , 6:10am
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AOh & I'm not aloud to use a turn table

cupcakemaker Posted 8 Oct 2013 , 6:30am
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AYou don't need to use a turntable to torte. Do you have a leveller?

sweetobsesions Posted 8 Oct 2013 , 6:32am
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ANo we just have to use our serrated knife & we can't use anything else

cupcakemaker Posted 8 Oct 2013 , 8:22am
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ANot sure how anyone can help then? I use the Wilton marker to score the cake all the way around so i have a line to work with and then keep the knife flat, do a bit, turn the cake, do a bit, turn the cake etc. your knife should only go in say 2 inches each time. They will meet up eventually and you can separate them.

cakealicious7 Posted 8 Oct 2013 , 10:50am
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AHi, before I bought my leveller I used to use this method- it's actually the same way the above poster mentioned. I didn't have a marker so I would just practically saw through the cake without turning it. Make sure the cake is cold-if it's warm it will crumble and not have a neat look to it. Have a sharp serrated knife ready and where you want to torte/ level the cake start cutting, make sure you keep the knife level/parallel to the work surface as this will be your guide. Carefully saw through the cake- this will take a couple of times to perfect but it does get easier and you'll be a pro in no time :-)

mfeagan Posted 8 Oct 2013 , 11:01am
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Originally Posted by sweetobsesions 

I feel really dumb! I am currently a baking & pastry student & I have the hardest time torting a cake for some reason... I am almost done & I have alot of finals coming up & I have to tort all my cakes so if you have ANY TIPS I'd really appreciate it!

-Thanks:(

 

Here is a GREAT video tutorial since you are unable to use a leveler. I have used this method myself when the cake was too large for the leveler I have. It works very well!!

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6oLhbNjMNWM&feature=c4-overview-vl&list=PL178BA8A7498017F9

sweetobsesions Posted 8 Oct 2013 , 1:48pm
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AGreat! Thank you everyone I will definitely try these methods :)

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