Originally Posted by mbranko24
The problem with a board underneath is that I'm carving a 3D helmet that will be 10 inches tall. It is tapered at the bottom so when it is carved the bottom if the cake us significantly smaller than the Board. Lauren carves right on food safe paper covered board.
I'm also Leary of moving it from a work board to the actual board.
Wondering if I can cut a base cake board with an exacto after its carved and then move the cake over ?
i'm not exactly sure what you mean--the height of the sculpture and the perimeter of the base of it (sculpture) are not relevant to cutting the base board--
(i mean it's gotta be sturdy enough) not to be abrupt or anything --just saying--
if you make a working cake board first you carve the cake to fit the board with that 1/4 inch leeway for icing --it's also a template--
sure on the other hand you could cut the board after it's carved--
but having a template is a good idea even if you set it on the presentation board to do the carving all in one--i often use a template cake board this way--
while a working board would be built sturdy enought to carry the sculpture without flexing and the presentation board can be whimpy underneath there--
another way is to do a one cardboard template and set in on the very sturdy presentation board--
tons of ways to do it--tons--just need to pick a pathway ;)