With Halloween upon us, you might be carving more than just a pumpkin! This weekend I am planning to decorate my second fish cake for a girlfriends boys birthday party. After baking a long rectangular cake the carving starts. When it comes to cake carving the most important requirements include: cake density and a good cake knife.
I am a cake 'mix' girl and to get the right density for carving (and tier-ing) I like to add one cup of cake flour and one cup of granulated sugar to the mix along with the denoted ingredients.
1 cup Cake Flour
+ 1 cup Granulated Sugar
The Right Density
Cake Tools). When I carved my first fish cake I found it was nice to have the long knife for the sides, however, the small knife worked best for the face detail area. When carving always use gently motions with your free hand on your cake to guide the carving and preserve cake integrity.