Step 3: Carve the cakes into shape
Once the cakes are frozen it's time to carve.
I print out lots of reference photos in as many angles as I can get and lay them out on the counter so I can see them while carving/shaping the cakes.
I carved the head first out of the 6" cakes. Once it was done I put it back in the freezer and took out the 10" cakes and carved the torso. Once that was done it was back into the freezer while I made the buttercream icing.