Please Help!! How Do I Carve A Pyramid?

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datalore Posted 7 Sep 2008 , 12:38pm
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I have a 3D pyramid cake this week and I have NO IDEA how to go about doing it!! Could any of you wonderful cake masters out there help me? I have already ruined my practice cake icon_cry.gif

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tiamariad Posted 7 Sep 2008 , 1:58pm
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Instead of carving it, why don't you for example start with a 12 inch square cake say 3" deep and torte it at 1" and 2" use the first layer as your first tier. then cut the second layer to 11" square then fill and layer on top. You'd need to make 2 12" cakes and 1 10" cake to get your layers. Once you've layered all the cakes up then fill withg buttercream as a crumbcoat or your finished frosting. If you use a staight edge you should get it really smooth!

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plbennett_8 Posted 8 Sep 2008 , 3:56am
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I don't know how to insert the diagram pictures in the post... Sorry...

Grease two 8"x8" square baking pans. Prepare cake mix according to package directions, using pound-cake variation (add instant pudding and an extra egg). Pour into pans and spread evenly; bake 35 to 45 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Transfer to wire rack, and cool 15 minutes. Invert cakes onto rack and cool completely

Place a cake layer on sheet of waxed paper, and frost with ½ cup frosting. Place second cake layer on top, centered. With a large serrated knife, score top of second layer 1¾" from edge to form a square. Position cake flush to counter edge. Cut off wedge-shaped edges, using score marks on top and counter edge as guides.

Repeat on remaining 3 sides. (You should have a flat-topped, slope-sided shape).

Take 2 cut wedge shapes, and sandwich the flat, uncut sides together with frosting. Place on top of cake, centered. With serrated knife, cut 2 unsloped sides off the top piece to form a pyramid. (If desired, cut remaining pieces into a triangle and sandwich together for a smaller pyramid cake).

Transfer pyramids to cake board. Frost both pyramids with vanilla frosting. Using the dull side of a knife, score cakes to make block pattern and doorway for pyramid. In a small bowl, combine brown, yellow, and white sparkles. Using your fingertips, grind sparkles into fine powder. Place sparkles, a little at a time, on a spoon. Gently blow sparkles onto sides of cake to cover frosting. (Be careful not to inhale). Place ground wafers around pyramids for sand. Use Dot candies to secure palm trees and candles to board, and cover with wafer crumbs.

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aztomcat Posted 8 Sep 2008 , 5:09am
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Here's a detailed discussion with step by step carving pictures:

and another (with more photos):

good luck!

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Honeydukes Posted 8 Sep 2008 , 5:48pm
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Originally Posted by aztomcat

Here's a detailed discussion with step by step carving pictures:

and another (with more photos):

icon_cry.gif Your links don't work. Can you try them again, please?

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plbennett_8 Posted 8 Sep 2008 , 7:14pm
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This thread has the diagrams...

If it does not work, use the forum's right above the topic and look for pyramid. Go to the topic HELP!!Pyramid of Egypt.

I really need to figure out how to insert pictures here, but not

Good luck,

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