How Do I Make & Carve A Catamaran / Boat Cake

Decorating By Pearl645 Updated 10 Aug 2011 , 8:55am by Berrynice

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Pearl645 Posted 19 Jul 2011 , 2:36pm
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Hi all,

Has anyone out there made a catamarn cake as yet? I am looking for advice / tutorials on how to carve this cake and what size cake and shape to start off with. I have never carved cakes before so this is my 1st time. The photo attached is the cake I have to do but only the boat on top not the round cake below.

Any advice on how to make a sail in terms of how to make the stencil so that it comes out proportional, whether to use all gum paste or 1/2 gum paste 1/2 fondant,etc would be helpful.

Hoping to hear from yal soon. I'm using the vanilla WASC cake for this.

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Berrynice Posted 10 Aug 2011 , 8:55am
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Hi there, sorry for late reply, hope it is not too late for you. I am making a catamaran cake for a wedding at the moment. I have made 2 cakes that are 8" x 12" and cut each one in half lengthways to make a very long cake. I then cut our the shape by using a template that I made from a peice of card. Once I had the shape I gentely carved it to shape it to what I wanted following a picture I found in the internet of a Dart 18. Remember to only carve a little at a time, it is easy to take more off and not so easy to add it back on. Once I have the shape I will cover the whole cake in butter icing to get an even surface and then cover it with fondant. Incidentally I have a pointed bit at the fron of the hull which is difficult to shape fondant around so I will pinch the icing together and then use scissors to cut that bit of icing to make it neat. I hope that this makes sense, it is difficult to describe without showing someone visually. Good Luck, I will post a picture when I have finished mine.

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