Newby here. Can anyone recommend some recipes that yield firm, dense cake, kinda like pound cake I guess. I'm making a 3-tiered whimsical cake for my mom's retirement party, and I'm looking for something other than the out-of-the-box cakes I use a lot (I suck at baking. Or maybe it's my oven that sucks. Yeah, that's it.) - she likes carrot cake and spice cake, maybe even german chocolate, stuff like that - I was thinking of making each layer a different flav. I do plan to use dowels, of course, but it also helps to have cake that's not fluffy. Thanks in advance for sharing your experience & advice!
Hi and Welcome, JensAddiction.
Here's a link to CC acronyms:
How much sleeved pastry filling per layer cake chart:
Here are some doctored carrot cake mix threads:
(Includes cake and frosting recipes, hints & tips.)
Doctored German chocolate cake mix recipes:
(Cake mix doctor recipe.)
Doctored spice cake recipes:
Wilton cake preparation and servings charts:
(Gives batter requirements by pan size as well as recommended baking temps. and times and more.)
Link to Wilton's cake making & decorating help:
Topys turvy, whimsical and crooked cake help:
Ooops, sorry about the double post.
You're very welcome, Cakebelle, it was my pleasure.
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Thanks so much for this, I'm a newbie too.
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Wow, thanks, JanH, for all the great links - this is a huge help!! You do, indeed, rock. So does Denzel.