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Calling all cake mamas

Posted by on Jun. 9, 2013 at 10:03 AM
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Ok I cannot decorate cakes for shit. Letting that be known now lol What is the best way to make a 3d cake? As in what type of cake will hold up the best being carved? Also I'm pretty sure I will have to use fondant ( which I've never used :/ ). Would making it be easier or buying it?

Help.... Pretty please lol
by on Jun. 9, 2013 at 10:03 AM
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nyxiemist
by on Jun. 9, 2013 at 10:06 AM

I only make cupcake as of right now. Here's a bump for you!

Anonymous
by Anonymous 1 on Jun. 9, 2013 at 10:07 AM

I can make cakes but not decorate, same as you lol.

For special events I just buy them from a bakery.

mamapotts00
by on Jun. 9, 2013 at 10:07 AM

BUMP!

angelic.zombie
by Silver Member on Jun. 9, 2013 at 10:07 AM
Thanks for the bump :)


Quoting nyxiemist:

I only make cupcake as of right now. Here's a bump for you!


manda.
by Platinum Member on Jun. 9, 2013 at 10:08 AM
Lol i would be buying one. I'm horrible at anything like that!

BUMP!
momaof8
by Silver Member on Jun. 9, 2013 at 10:08 AM
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buy it by the time you buy the mix and icing and fondant and mess up lol      but sponge is the best to carve and freeze it first

 

angelic.zombie
by Silver Member on Jun. 9, 2013 at 10:09 AM
I'm not sure there is a bakery around here that will do this. I guess I should look into it for a back up plan lol


Quoting Anonymous:

I can make cakes but not decorate, same as you lol.

For special events I just buy them from a bakery.


Mrs.Kubalabuku
by on Jun. 9, 2013 at 10:10 AM


This has been my experience as well.  If it starts to get too crumbly or soft, just pop it back in the freezer.  Give yourself PLENTY of time to try to get things right.

And if this is your first time doing a 3D cake, it might be a good idea to have a last minute backup plan, just in case.

Quoting momaof8:

buy it by the time you buy the mix and icing and fondant and mess up lol      but sponge is the best to carve and freeze it first




angelic.zombie
by Silver Member on Jun. 9, 2013 at 10:10 AM
I wouldn't have thought about freezing it first. Thanks :)


Quoting momaof8:

buy it by the time you buy the mix and icing and fondant and mess up lol      but sponge is the best to carve and freeze it first


 


Anonymous
by Anonymous 2 on Jun. 9, 2013 at 10:10 AM
Pound cakes are good for carving. I buy all my fondant, less work for me. I use crisco on my rolling mat and hands instead of powdered sugar or cornstarch. It gives me a little extra time to get it rolled and adjusted on the cake. Good luck on your cake!
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