A bride sent me a picture of a fondant cake with painted silver accents all over it. She says she wants it done in moist sponge cake and whipped cream. Is this even possible? I told her that I couldn't do this because the sponge cake wouldn't stack well and I couldn't decorate the whipped cream this way. Not to mention South GA heat in August would kill the whipped cream. Has anyone stacked sponge cake???
Am I crazy or is she?
Maybe she meant a Genoise sponge cake? It's firmer than the sponge cake we're used to. It's used a lot in wedding cakes. As far as the whipped cream, I wouldn't want to use that in the heat here either...especially not under fondant (or was she wanting you to lose the fondant all together?).
I agree with Lisa. Use a genoise, which is a variation of a sponge cake. You may have to brush it with simple syrup or genoise, depending on what type of icing you are using.
I know this thread is old but wanted to share my experience as well.
I always make sponge cakes. And stack them . The problem is not whither staking its with carving details. And when staking heavy layers. I do them up to 2 inch each layer I was able to stack as much as 3 layers with no problem. And cover with fondant. But I always used ganache for the icing I make it thicker than filing underneath the fondant. .