Ok I Have Two Questions...One, What is the best cake your carving, shaping, Molding, etc....I see a lot of cakes being made into things. What Type of cake is firm in sturdy enough for that? Two, whats a true recipe for Royal Icing?
Welcome to the forum. The cakes you see on this site and Pinterest, etc, that have been carved "into things" are the result of a lot of practice/time/experience. Many times it isn't the cake, it is the support system, dowels, frosting/ganache/fondant that is helping the finished product to be formed into a shape. Typically a pound cake recipe is the best way to start 'carving'. Many people also carve very cold cakes.
Royal Icing has been around for 100+ years. Royal icing is a hard white icing, made from softly beaten egg whites, icing sugar (super-fine powdered sugar), and sometimes lemon or lime juice. There are a zillion recipes online. A basic recipe can be found on the Wilton site: