How Can I Carve A 3D Cars Cake??

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SammSalcedo Posted 19 Oct 2011 , 4:02am
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Please help me! I want to bake a cake for my nephew as lightning mcqueen. Please anyone who can help me know how I can carve out the figure instead of buying the 2D cake pan. I would greatly appreciate it Thank you icon_biggrin.gif Happy Baking!

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Sorelle Posted 19 Oct 2011 , 4:43am
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I made Mc Queen and Mater both carved. Start with 4 layers of cake, torte and fill with buttercream, stack it and freeze it overnight. Use a steak knife or a small serrated knife to carve. If it takes a while to carve and it starts to become crumbly then pop it back in the freezer, then start again. hth

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JanH Posted 19 Oct 2011 , 6:38am
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Here's boonenati's tutorial:


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Saulite Posted 20 Oct 2011 , 1:05pm
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here are couple of tutorials, instructions are not in english, but pictures are pretty self explaneroty.
this way you wont have to buy any sheet pans(if you dont have them)

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Cakegirl313 Posted 21 Oct 2011 , 4:11am
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Just a suggestion, if you are new to cakes and have never carved a cake or carved anything you might want to try what I did for my first carved "cake" I actually made a Cars scene on some round cakes and then I used rice crispy treats to make the McQueen. I carved it look like him. I find that rice crispy treats are much more forgiving and for a first time carving it's nice because if you mess up you can usually just add more back or start over and it is much cheaper than making a whole new cake. OR you could try your hand at carving the treats, see how that goes and then try it on a cake. I found this helpful so that now I don't get as nervous when I try to carve. Hope this helps a bit.

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