InstructionsI used the spiral cake tutorial on Cake Central, here: http://cakecentral.com/tutorial/how-to-carve-a-spiral-cake
I thought my version turned out just OK, but I learned a few things for next time.
Category: Cake Decorating
Type of item: Food
Style: Cute, Casual, Whimsical
Cake, fondant, Thomas the Tank Engine toy, many toothpicks!
What was your inspiration?
I wanted to do something different, not just a round cake with a plastic toy on top.
What are you most proud of?
This was my first attempt at carving a spiral. I think it turned OK although there are some things I'd do differently next time.
What advice would you give someone starting this project?
The toothpick guides really helped! Also take your time to think through how the spiral will start and end, and where each section of cake will intersect. I didn't do that very well and ended up with some weird angles.