Baking By Boopybatie Updated 18 Sep 2015 , 6:21pm by cakedout

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Boopybatie Posted 17 Sep 2015 , 12:53am
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Is there a specific recipe for cakes that one can carve?

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TheresaCarol Posted 17 Sep 2015 , 1:39am
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Not at all but it is always better to use a dense cake.  It also helps to refrigerate the cake before you carve because it makes the cake more firm and easier to carve.

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Shockolata Posted 18 Sep 2015 , 6:02pm
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I recently did a carved cake of a boat, I used a packet mix as I was in a hurry. I baked a square cake, frosted it as normal, chilled it and then it was easy to carve! :) All the cut offs made a nice tasting and I can freeze the rest for a cakeless day. 

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cakedout Posted 18 Sep 2015 , 6:21pm
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Yes- def use a dense cake recipe. Some use a pound cake recipe, while I mostly use a doctored mix recipe, which is by its nature, a denser cake than just a 'straight' mix.  

And I generally keep to simple frosting between layers or a whipped ganache or mousse....fruit jams are usually just to messy for a carved cake!

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