Carving Question

Decorating By msnrozier Updated 25 Jan 2010 , 3:58pm by TexasSugar

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msnrozier Posted 25 Jan 2010 , 6:16am
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I really need to learn to carve cakes!!


I am scared to take any purse cake or car orders bcuz I am scared to carve a cake!!

I wanted to do a lips cake for practice!

so do you carve cold, frozen, crumb coated???

Plz help or post tutorials!!

Thanks in advance

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antonia74 Posted 25 Jan 2010 , 7:31am
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There's a whole section at the top of the page....scroll up to the blue "Articles" tab.

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JanH Posted 25 Jan 2010 , 7:46am
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For sure, there's a wealth of info in the Articles Section!

Here's a link with helpful hints & tips...

Secrets of Cake Carving:


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prterrell Posted 25 Jan 2010 , 8:19am
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Carving ain't my thing, that's for sure! Not something I've ever been comfortable attempting! I am in awe of those who can do it!

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TexasSugar Posted 25 Jan 2010 , 3:58pm
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I don't carve cold or frozen cakes though I know some do. I don't have room in my freezer to freeze cakes to be carved. I haven't had a problem with them either.

I have carved plain cake mixes, doctored cake mixes and extended cake mixes. The only one I have had a problem with is DH's Golden butter since that one has a very soft texture and then one that had coconut and pecans in it.

I have found a knife with teeth like a bread knife works best for me to carve with.

For lips I would start with a sheet cake and cut the basic shape of the outside lips out (using a template), then start rounding the out sides then trim along the center to seperate the lips and give them some shape. Remember to take off a little a time. It is easier to shave off a little more than to try to put it back.

Crumb coat it after carving then ice it.

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