Is There A Trick For Making Cakes More Stable ??

Decorating By teesme2000 Updated 10 Apr 2008 , 4:28am by teesme2000

teesme2000 Posted 9 Apr 2008 , 2:52pm
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What I'm asking is--is there something you can add to a mix to make it a firmer cake ?? One that won't give way when part of a stacked cake ?? I have to do a 3 tier cake--each tier is double layered and I'm afraid the weight of the top 2 may ruin the bottom layer. Does any of this make sense ?? Seemed like a simple question until I tried to type it here. icon_rolleyes.gif


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KHalstead Posted 9 Apr 2008 , 4:18pm
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well, you know you have to dowel the cakes right?? But something else you could (I do it to ALL of my cakes, because I like a denser cake, and I carve them too and dont want to mess around with different cake recipes for different things...) I add one box of a complimentary flavored pudding mix (dry) and one extra egg...when I carve cakes I usually use a little less oil in them and that helps them to be more sturdy. I just did a 3 tiered wedding cake (my first one...first 3 tier, and first wedding cake) and delivered it already stacked and nothing budged!!

JanH Posted 9 Apr 2008 , 4:25pm
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The WASC cake is a very dependable and tasty doctored cake mix recipe.

Here's the expanded flavors version:
(Using DH white cake mixes, a full recipe yields a tad over 14 cups which is great for making large sized cakes or multiple smaller ones.)

As to your lower cakes supporting the weight of the tiers above them - that is the job of your cake support system. icon_smile.gif

Illustrated common cake support systems:
(With accurate and complete directions.)

Illustrated dowel cutting by indydebi:

Link to Wilton's tiered cake making & decorating help:

How to cut clean layers of cake & filling:
(indydebi's method is so much easier than Wilton's.)


Edited to correct broken link. icon_redface.gif

kellygray79 Posted 9 Apr 2008 , 4:40pm
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That is great information! I'll have to keep those links handy!

leah_s Posted 9 Apr 2008 , 4:48pm
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Cake doesn't support cake. Your support system supports the cake. I have placed a multi-pound cake topper on top of a cake. If it's supported properly - no problem.

teesme2000 Posted 10 Apr 2008 , 4:28am
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Thanks for all the info. Yes, I do know I have to use dowels or a support system for the cake. Was just asking if there was a way to make a firmer texture cake.

Thanks again for all the info !!


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