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Cake shaping advice? Answered

This year I've started trying to make more advanced cakes and was wondering how other people shape their cakes? 
I know there's the basic way of cutting(for example into flat heart shapes and such) but for the more 3D detailed cakes what's the way to do it? Is it the same way? 
I thought perhaps its possible to use a similar techinque that's used for some cake pops, where you mix in a semi sweet icing or thickener into cake to create a dough like texture for moulding but would that be to pastey and not cake like enough?
I really want to try shaped cakes but I haven't known how, so if anyone could help it would be very much appreciated!
Thank you! 

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Josehf Murchison

4 years ago

Wax paper and card board.

Paper and cardboard burns at 451 degrees.

You can bake layers and cut to shape but that can waist cooked batter.

Wax paper and card board survive the baking process just make sure the paper is not too close to the element where it is real hot. I shape with card board and line with wax paper.

You still need to do layers for thick cakes.

I roast turkey and chicken in paper bags at 350 degrees and bake cookies and bread at 425 degrees.

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icengJosehf Murchison

Answer 4 years ago

+1

Always a pleasure learn something neat and new on this site.

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Josehf Murchisoniceng

Answer 4 years ago

Military survival training you take a broad leaf like banana or burdock shape it into the shape of a pot and you can boil water in it over an open fire. Can’t do that with paper though the boiling water makes the paper fall apart.

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Downunder35m

4 years ago

Why not ask in a shop that does cakes?
Usually the people there are friendly enough to give some advise for home cooking - at least around here they are...

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iceng

4 years ago

Marzipan and Fondant are the only things this electrical engineer has ever seen to be shape-able, maybe future 3D food printers.