Sculpture Cake Recipe Help Please

Decorating By franskitchen1 Updated 27 Apr 2008 , 6:47pm by kansaswolf

franskitchen1 Posted 27 Apr 2008 , 2:26pm
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My cake is too moist, when i sculpture and put it to grther it fall apart whem I start putting the thin layer of buttercream om it, If i get to the stage of coverinf it with fondant the it all falls apart. HELP Please.
I have done rice krisp with great success.Thank You all FRAN

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beachcakes Posted 27 Apr 2008 , 5:58pm
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Sculpted cakes need to be made from a sturdy cake. Most scratch cakes work well, as does pound cake and the WASC which uses boxed mixes. The recipe is posted in the recipe section. Regular box mixes are generally too soft for sculpting.

TooMuchCake Posted 27 Apr 2008 , 6:34pm
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Beachcakes is right, you have to use a sturdy, dense cake. Pound cake is best, and the Cake Mix Doctor books have some really good recipes. You may need to use a basketweave tip to pipe the crumb coat onto your cake, rather than try to put it on with a spatula. Then chill the cake before putting the fondant on.


kansaswolf Posted 27 Apr 2008 , 6:47pm
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All my sculpted cakes have been made with regular box mixes, but then again, I haven't done things QUITE as intricate as some...

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