New At Cake Decorating--Any Tips On Sculpting Cakes??

Decorating By sunshine1531 Updated 28 Apr 2014 , 5:39pm by sunshine1531

sunshine1531 Posted 28 Apr 2014 , 5:05pm
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Hey everyone!

 

This site is my new "addiction" next to pinterest! There is so much information and so many talented cake artists here, I am lucky to have found it. :-)

 

Question...I am going to be making a cake this weekend where I have to do a tiny bit of sculpting. Not a lot, but I haven't done any on my cakes so far and wasn't sure if anyone had any good tips on sculpting cakes or not??  All that I will be doing is shaping a rectangular sheet cake into looking like an xbox 360 console.

 

I appreciate any and all help!! Thanks a lot :-)

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-K8memphis Posted 28 Apr 2014 , 5:13pm
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if i got the right picture of it when i looked it up--my question is --you gonna stand it up like that? it's just basically a three or four 'tier' cake--

 

i freeze my cakes when i sculpt--i like the firmness--

 

lots of people say "you can't put it back if you cut too much" sure you can -- it's cake--just slather on some icing like glue and slap on a piece of cake to fill the area and carve that --done it a thousand times--

 

have fun with it

FioreCakes Posted 28 Apr 2014 , 5:32pm
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I agree with K8…I freeze the cake before carving and get a really good bread knife. If your knife isn't good quality it will shred the cake, make a mess, and leave raggedy crumbly edges! 

sunshine1531 Posted 28 Apr 2014 , 5:39pm
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thanks for the help!!

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