How to cut a cake into a shape

by Lucia Salas
(Bakersfield, CA, USA)

I would like to know how to go about cutting a cake into a shape, such as the State of Texas. When would you cut the cake? Before adding a filling or after?

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Feb 06, 2012
crumb coat
by: Dawn

Should you then wet the crumb coat or give another layer of buttercream and then fondant straight away

May 21, 2009
Cake carving
by: Deborah

I carve my cakes into shapes after I fill them. Then I chill them for about 30 minutes. Then, I ice with a buttercream crumb coat; chill again, then finish with icing or fondant. Good luck!

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