A lot of people have been asking for the photos that I took of my hiking cake while it was in progress.
So here are the photos with explanations on them.
1. First place your toothpicks into the top of the cake where you would like the path to be.
2. Now, mark your cake how steep you want your path to be with more toothpicks.
Only go about half way down the cake. By the time the toothpicks meet up with the tooth picks on top, you’ll be adding more cake to complete the path later on.
3. Next, cut down into the cake along the tooth picks starting at the top.
Then cut into the side along the toothpicks on the side of the cake, and you will see your pathway start to emerge
4. Find the point on the path where it begins to taper and measure how tall the cake is at that point. Grab another 1 layer of cake, and cut a piece that is as wide as you measured and as long as you want your pathway to extend and as thick as the pathway is. (you’ll be standing it on its side)
5. You should now have something that looks like the photo above. You can now remove the toothpicks on the top of the extra piece that was just added and continue cutting along the sides all the way to the end of your path.
Remove the toothpicks from the side and frost the side of the cake from the point where it tapers to the end of where you want your path to be.
Stand the extra piece of cake on its side and press it against the cake, starting from where you measured
Mark the cake with toothpicks on the top of the extra piece where with how wide your pathway should be. and carve along those toothpicks to thin out the extra piece according to your desired pathway thickness.
6. Mark your cake with additional toothpicks to finish your pathway all the way down.
Here is a side view of what it looks like after it has been carved.
Here you can see a top view how the carved pathway is the same width all the way down.