Carve A Fruit Cake

Decorating By nettiecakes Updated 31 May 2014 , 4:49pm by nettiecakes

nettiecakes Posted 30 May 2014 , 10:04am
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im making a wedding cake in the shape of cushions in a pile .the top cake is to be fruit cake and im not sure how to carve it without it crumbling or the knife snagging on the fruit pieces ...should i chill or freeze the cake first?

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Mimimakescakes Posted 30 May 2014 , 11:27am
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If I have to carve a fruitcake , the prep starts much earlier than the carving part. I make sure I have really cut up all my fruit very small before I even soak the fruit. I also don't put nuts in as the knife can catch on them and  can drag and damage the cake.   

 

It needs to be a good moist fruitcake. I also like it aged  for at least six weeks , fresh cake is way harder to carve. 

 

I have found that having the cake semi frozen is also of benefit.  

 

Good Luck , a pillow shouldn't be to bad , the first fruitcake I carved was a Porche . 

cazza1 Posted 30 May 2014 , 12:02pm
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Also if you make a paste with some of your offcuts and some alcohol (wizzed in a blender) you can use it to fill in any holes where the fruit does snag on your knife, without altering the taste of the cake.

nettiecakes Posted 31 May 2014 , 2:04pm
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Thank you for your reply unfortunately i didnt make the fruit cake.but i'll carry on with the design anyway. 

cakebaby2 Posted 31 May 2014 , 2:55pm
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Quote:

Originally Posted by cazza1 
 

Also if you make a paste with some of your offcuts and some alcohol (wizzed in a blender) you can use it to fill in any holes where the fruit does snag on your knife, without altering the taste of the cake.

What a great tip to add to my "tip book". Thank you for that

nettiecakes Posted 31 May 2014 , 4:49pm
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Great idea i'll remember this xthanks x

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