Cake Central › Tutorials › Save Time Carving A Spiral Cake

Save Time Carving A Spiral Cake


MOUNTAIN-CAKE
Somthing I realized when carving my first spiral was that I didn't need an extra cake to make the road. The piece I carved out of my cake could be flipped and used to create that road effect. My cake had 4 different flavors so I wanted each layer to stay the same flavor without baking an extra cake to make my road (I'm pretty frugal and don't like extra work if I can find a shortcutno pun intended).

List of Materials

  • Toothpicks
  • Offset Spatula
  • Very Hot Water
  • Sharp Knife
  • Frozen Crumbcoated cake

FINISHED-MOUNTAIN-CAKE-AND-TUTORIALS-001
I used a cake pan to get the curve on top I needed.
FINISHED-MOUNTAIN-CAKE-AND-TUTORIALS-002
Using toothpicks outline the road down the side as to how far you want it. I used toothpicks just to outline my curve on top.
FINISHED-MOUNTAIN-CAKE-AND-TUTORIALS-003
Using a sharp, hot knife cut out your road following the lines made with toothpicks.
FINISHED-MOUNTAIN-CAKE-AND-TUTORIALS-004
After cuts are complete pull out the extra cake carefully to keep the piece in tact.
FINISHED-MOUNTAIN-CAKE-AND-TUTORIALS-007
I used a hot spatula to smooth out my road.
FINISHED-MOUNTAIN-CAKE-AND-TUTORIALS-009
Using the piece you cut out, flip it to the opposite end and sit against your cake.
FINISHED-MOUNTAIN-CAKE-AND-TUTORIALS-010
Use the hot knife to cut off the top of the extra piece following the height of the road cut out on your cake.
FINISHED-MOUNTAIN-CAKE-AND-TUTORIALS-012
Using your hot knife trim the extra cake to create your road and remove the excess.
FINISHED-MOUNTAIN-CAKE-AND-TUTORIALS-013
Use a hot spatula to blend the road onto your carved cake.
FINISHED-MOUNTAIN-CAKE-AND-TUTORIALS-014
Once all smoothed out this was my result.
MOUNTAIN-CAKE

Comments (11)

Thanks for sharing. I was just looking for a how to.
This is perfect! I have a spiral cake coming up in a few weeks and this is brilliant. Thanks!
Happy I could help :-).
Thanks so much. You simplify this.
So clever, thank you!
Wish I had found you earlier! Would have been perfect for my yellow brick road!
thanks for the tutorial - it will come in handy for my cake project this weekend.
Cake Central › Tutorials › Save Time Carving A Spiral Cake