How Do You Cut A Cake That's Decorated Using The Lambeth Method?

Decorating By 4laynes Updated 31 Jan 2015 , 9:25pm by 4laynes

4laynes Posted 25 Jan 2015 , 7:33pm
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I've purchased the class on Craftsy - it's so BEAUTIFUL!  But how do you cut it to serve?  Pop the borders off first?:smile:

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4laynes Posted 27 Jan 2015 , 2:25am
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I'm just wondering what the proper cutting etiquette is for these beautiful cakes.  Anyone? 

Thank you!

CookieNibz Posted 27 Jan 2015 , 2:58am
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AI'm not a pro, so I only bake for family, but from my limited experience & from what I've read in other threads... Just cut into it. I have heard people mention wedding serving size & party serving size. Think wilton has a chart for that, just Google wilton servings chart. Again, from what I've read, they don't care where you cut.

Maybe one of the pros will chime in with better advice :)

4laynes Posted 27 Jan 2015 , 5:08am
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I'm often asked to serve at clients weddings. I'm just getting a mental image of me trying to saw through the crunchy border.  Or go straight through and have it rip up the cake.  I guess there's only one way to find out!  Make one!  Thanks for your help :)

CookieNibz Posted 27 Jan 2015 , 2:04pm
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ALol, great attitude! Go for it, it does seem like it would just crumble before your eyes. My piping isn't good enough to have ever tried the lambeth method, but it seems like a little part of you would die cutting into that beautiful work. :)

freesia777 Posted 30 Jan 2015 , 10:32pm
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AI just noticed that there is a section for Lambeth cakes in the gallery. Maybe you could send a PM to one of the members that have posted pictures?

costumeczar Posted 31 Jan 2015 , 1:40pm
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You take it out of the room and remove the audience from the total destruction that will result. It's going to crack and crumble everywhere and there's nothing you can do to make it a pretty process. Same thing with those cakes with wafer paper ruffles. They look pretty but if you try to cut them they'll crack all over and look terrible. Some decoration methods are more for looks than for practical eating purposes.

4laynes Posted 31 Jan 2015 , 9:25pm
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Thank you both. Very helpful information!

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