Pin on Baking and treats!Having a cake of the correct shape is fundamental to any good cake design. If, like some, you shy away from carving cakes you are limiting yourself to just basic shapes. Yet with a little bit of courage and armed with a sharp knife, it is perfectly possible to sculpt a shape from a cake that can turn the ordinary into the extraordinary. It is very important when attempting to carve a cake that you choose a recipe that is dense enough to carve successfully. I tend to use flavoured Madeira or a good quality chocolate cake.
Carving cakes successfully – a few tips from Lindy
These favorite cake books will change the way you bake and decorate cakes. I am an avid reader. You could call me obsessed with reading. I love them all. I tried to group all of the baking books first and then the cake decorating books. I also want to say that I, of course, have not tried all the recipes or tutorials in these books.
Maybe you never imagined that anyone could possibly sculpt a cake that could look like a realistic Grumpy Cat, the international feline superstar. But master cake decorator Kara Andretta has done it! Here, she shares her process and offers some valuable lessons for anyone who's ever wanted to sculpt a cake. With these tips you'll be on your way to sculpting awe-inspiring cakes too. When Kara's son asked for a Grumpy Cat birthday cake, she got right to work on this totally reasonable request.