Cake Recipe For Carving

Baking By Oriana28 Updated 27 Jan 2016 , 6:52pm by 1968mkm

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Oriana28 Posted 16 Nov 2015 , 12:26am
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Hi, I will be making a car cake and I need to know which recipe to use as I need the cake to be dense but still tasty. I will be baking it in an 18inch rectangular pan. Would a Victoria sandwich work or not? What do you suggest? Thanks :) 

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julia1812 Posted 16 Nov 2015 , 5:52am
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I use any of my (scratch) cake recipes to carve, even carrot cake I've managed to carve - just skipped the nuts in that case.

The trick is to chill (or even freeze) the cake before you start carving it.

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bubs1stbirthday Posted 16 Nov 2015 , 7:59am
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When I made my husband a car cake I used banana cake - dense and stacked and held up beautifully, I used white chocolate ganache THINLY between the layers and then thickly on the ute tray body (will try and attach a photo) to keep it firm. It held like a rock even when I did 'burnouts' (it was on a metal base with toy wheels attached so we could drive it around) with it lol. Even the wheel arches hel up beautifully without any support, just carved cake and ganache.

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1968mkm Posted 19 Nov 2015 , 8:58pm
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So how do you think a carved blaze monster truck would do out of a strawberry cake?

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