The town of Harbin in northeast China has created an entire city carved out of ice and snow. The 28th Harbin International Ice and Snow Festival, which opens on January 5, features work by some of the best ice sculptors and attracts thousands of visitors from around the world. The town, located near the border with Russia, experiences dry but freezing winters and has an abundance of ice on tap from the nearby Songhau River.
How to Carve a Spiral Cake#1: 1. First place your toothpicks into top of cake where you would like path to be. 2. Now, mark your cake how steep you want your path to be with more toothpicks. Only go about half way down cake. By time toothpicks meet up with tooth picks on top, you’ll be adding more cake to complete path later on. 3. Next, cut down into cake along tooth picks starting at top.