i am going to school for pastry arts. And i kinda want to get a head start. I want to start working on my portfolio for cakes, but i need more info first. Im stuck on what kind of cake to use with fondant. I know i cant use just any cake because some cakes are to soft its just i cant find one i can use with fondant. Help?
Although I don't work with fondant often, I have dabbled a little in it. Any pound cake will probably be a firm cake. I have covered pound cakes and box mix cakes (doctored and un-doctored) in fondant and never found any to be too soft. Maybe someone else with more "fondant experience" will have a better answer for you.
If you are just building your portfolio, it might be better to use dummies. you can re-use them, and there is no risk the cake will lose it's shape.
the reason why im not useing dummies is because i dont have room for them...and i was planing on donating the finnished cake anyway
Hi and Welcome, Bakerprincess.
Link to CC acronyms:
Below are a few popular CC doctored cake mix recipes.
Expanded flavors WASC cake recipe:
(Using DH white cake mixes) the full recipe yields a tad over 14 cups of batter which is great for large or multiple small pans.
Original WASC cake recipe:
Blakescakes enhanced mix recipe:
(Yields approximately 5 cups of batter.)
Durable cake recipe (for 3D or wedding cakes):
Look forward to seeing pics of your cakes!