Hi! I just registered on this website and I hope someone out there can help me. I've been wanting to try a pillow cake, but the cake recipe I have is too soft to hold the shape. Does anyone have a recipe that is firm enough (but still moist) to use on a cake that will be sculpted? I don't want to sacrifice taste for looks. Thanks!
I have heard this one is real good, but haven't personally tried it. The name says it all though.
I was wondering the same question. Have you tried it yet? If so, how did it turn out? DO you think I could do the same for chocolate cake?
I have used this recipe for a wedding cake, and it was delicious!! You won't be dissapointed..
Good luck with your pillow cake! Make sure to post a picture when you're done!
I found mixing a BC pound cake mix with a regular mix to be dense enough or just using all BC pound cake makes a very dense cake for 3-D
The durable recipe works....trust me on this.....if you can't trust me, then trust my gallery.
Otherwise any pound, fruit, or spice cake works fine.
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I add a box of pudding mix to my DH mix and its usally firm enough to sculpt. If you want to make a cake from scratch I usually use a pound cake recipe and tweek it for whatever flavor I need. Pound cake is usually moist and its firm.
Thanks for all your suggestions. I can't wait to try the durable cake recipe this weekend. Hopefully it will look good enough so I can post a picture of it. Thanks again!
The durable recipe works great. Otherwise any pound, fruit, or spice cake works fine....trust me on this.....if you can't trust me, then trust my gallery.
can't argue with that, your gallery is awesome!
THANKS I NEEDED THIS!
hi, just wondering if this durable cake recipe needs to be tweaked at all for high altitude. i live in the denver area at about 5200 feet and want to make sure this recipe will hold up as well here as elsewhere
Oh yes welcome aboard Nalis & Anniebuster!
Here is an acronym list to help you out on the threads.
(And thanks spongemomsweatpants for your lovely compliment! When I first started making cakes and I had questions on the threads I didn't always know which answer would be best, so I started counting on their gallery's to take my cue.)
We just had a piece of my beautiful (if I must say so myself) and delicious (first ever) pillow cake. The durable cake recipe was easy to carve and tasted great! I will definately be using this recipe again! I will post a picture as soon as I can find the cable for my digital camera. LOL Thanks everyone for your suggestions and encouragement. Thanks Tiptop57 for the acronym list. It answered some of my questions from reading some other postings. Thanks again everyone!
Can I use chocolate cake mix for this recipe? Any other modifications needed to make a good chocolate cake for carving?
it turned out great!
I,too, would like to know if this works with all DH mixes or just the white & yellow. What about chocolate or Red Velvet??
OH, Shame on me ---Nalis, your pillow cake is awesome!
Sorry for posting my question before commenting on your beautiful cake.
It turned out beautiful, you should be proud.....what recipe did you end up using?
I have used this recipe to make several cakes and it seems to work well with any flavor mix.
Your cake is awesome!! great job. I will be sculpting my first cake next week and I will be using the durable cakes recipe also. Again awesome Job.
I used the durable cake recipe. It's great! I highly recommend it! My next mission is to try it with a chocolate cake mix.
Shame on me!....I forgot to say thanks for all your kind comments. It means so much coming from such a talented bunch of decorators. Thanks!
Dumb question on this but does the durable cake recipe here work on topsy turvey cakes using the bkeith tutorial? I did a topsy this last weekend using just a regular DH mix and it fell completely apart at 2 AM (10 hours before it was due). I have another one in a month or so and need to make sure. Thanks ya'll!
cakeatty sorry to hear about your cake disaster. I haven't seen the bkeith tutorial but from my experience it's a pretty sturdy cake and should hold up well in a topsy turvy design. Good luck and be sure to post a picture of your cake!