Carving A Numbers Cake - Chocolate Biscuit Cake

Decorating By Rutty Updated 20 Apr 2015 , 7:01pm by -K8memphis

Rutty Posted 20 Apr 2015 , 9:34am
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Hi I'm wondering if anyone has any advice for me please. I have an order for a 21st cake and they asked for chocolate biscuit and for the cakes to be numbers 2 & 1. I don't have numbers cake tins and I am planning on carving the numbers into shape. I'm a little worried that this will be a disaster and would really appreciate any advice from someone who has attempted this before. Thanks 

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julia1812 Posted 20 Apr 2015 , 12:34pm
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I always find this guide helpful when it comes to number cakes:


-K8memphis Posted 20 Apr 2015 , 2:13pm
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now by biscuit you mean cookie of course, right -- so you could fashion an aluminum foil  "21" and as quick as it comes out of the oven trim the edges smooth -- or if you use the pattern julia provided do it as cookie dough -- or do it as fast as it comes out of the oven --

a couple other things -- as the cookies bake you can pat them down (with a hot pad on of course) and you can pull it from the oven and put it back in if necessary -- it's not like cake where it has to be babied in the oven --

but the biggie is to trim while hot 

-K8memphis Posted 20 Apr 2015 , 2:17pm
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i mean fashion an aluminum foil "21" pan to bake it in -- it will be maybe a little wonky around the edges so that's what i meant -- if you bake full giant cookies and want to cut out the 21 after baking -- have your pattern ready and just lay it on top the hot cookie and cut 'er out ;) -- once you get the cuts in you can let it cool off before you remove the the excess and proceed --

julia1812 Posted 20 Apr 2015 , 4:06pm
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Are you sure it's cookies she's talking about, Kate? Cause it says "cake"... I understood it as a chocolate"biskuit" cake which in my language is a chocolate chiffon sort of cake. But might be completely wrong here, LOL! If it's really cookies, I would suggest you pipe the cookie dough in the shape of a 21 onto the greased baking tray. That's what I would do.

-K8memphis Posted 20 Apr 2015 , 4:14pm
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i don't know what it is, julia -- i just hope it isn't american chocolate biscuits -- hahahaha

i think piped cookie dough will spread too much? idk

the no fail cookie dough should work to be cut out and baked off but you gotta make it chocolate...maybe  -- i know i could do it with gingerbread ;)

but a chocolate cookie? a brownie cookie would be good i think

-K8memphis Posted 20 Apr 2015 , 4:16pm
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julia, where is ie? that's rutty's location

-K8memphis Posted 20 Apr 2015 , 4:23pm
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julia1812 Posted 20 Apr 2015 , 6:29pm
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Hm, probably you are right about the cookies. But there are many cookie-ish recipes you can pipe. Just don't know the English names

julia1812 Posted 20 Apr 2015 , 6:33pm
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Gosh, my post got lost! Where is the rest? Anyway, I mean those long biscuits which you pipe with a star tip and after baking and cooling you dip the ends in melted chocolate. Or you pipe little dots with a star tip? What's the name? Sorry, am really no expert and not much of a help. But can try and find the recipe tomorrow.

julia1812 Posted 20 Apr 2015 , 6:41pm
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Tried to google it, but can't find a translation

julia1812 Posted 20 Apr 2015 , 6:43pm
post #12 of 16 This is what Wikipedia says. But the picture they've chose is very ugly. It looks good when piped nicely...and there is a chocolate version to it too!

-K8memphis Posted 20 Apr 2015 , 6:46pm
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shortbread? thumb print cookies? ribbon cookies?

julia1812 Posted 20 Apr 2015 , 6:50pm
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Spritz cookies, LOL! What a name...

julia1812 Posted 20 Apr 2015 , 6:50pm
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Spritz cookies, LOL! What a name...

-K8memphis Posted 20 Apr 2015 , 7:01pm
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Spritz cookies, LOL! What a name...

omg i never thought of it that way HAHAHA

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