Here the weather is still cold and rainy. I hate winter and the rains, worst combination.
I love summer and the rains. When I lived in Singapore I use to be most happy when it rained, cooled the whole place and that earthy smell.
Anyway, enough of me complaining about the weather. Check out this cake. I do like how it turned out. What do you think?
Video tutorial Below..
Updated on 13th Feb 2013 with Video Tutorial.
Previous post - pictorial.
For the cake - you remember my recent post - Dense Chocolate Cake Perfect for Carving. The cake I made there was used here. And I used my all time favorite Buttercream recipe too.
First, go to the internet and find the picture of the horse you want to make. You could use any picture with the same technique. Even something other than a horse!!
Look for coloring pages and you will get a picture like this, print it in the size that you want so you trace it.
Sometimes you may need to print your picture into parts if the cake is big. For example you may print the head on one paper; the body on another and the bottom on another.
What's important is that you can align them into one whole piece wen your done carving... ( I hope that makes sense to you or else I'm just babbling off)
Here's my picture, parchment paper to trace the picture and a pair of scissors. Mine is not a big cake.
Its best to freeze the cake for an hour so it's easy to carve. But since this is a fairly simple design I just froze it for about 30 minutes. Freezing the cake makes carving much easy as you cake will not fall apart.
Using the spare cake, I added a chin, a cheek and a forehead. I cannot tell you how to do this specifically because you work on it adding and subtracting until you are satisfied.
OK, no laughing..... but I placed the ears wrong at first. Can you tell...?
I didn't realize until my husband pointed it out. I thought it looked funny so I kept adjusting the shape, wondering why they didn't look right......Oh well.!!!
Well here's my finished cake (with the ears placed correctly)
Let me know what you think. Bye now, until next time.
Happy cake decorating.
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