Box Cake Mix Ok To Layer?

Decorating By bakerliz Updated 3 May 2008 , 2:14am by Bakingbythebeach

bakerliz Posted 30 Apr 2008 , 4:10pm
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I am very new to cake decorating and I just got my first requset for a large layer cake (18x24). Is box cake mix sturdy enough for a 2-layer cake that large? I'm afraid it will fall apart. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated! icon_biggrin.gif

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kakeladi Posted 30 Apr 2008 , 4:14pm
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I have made wedding cakes for 25+ yrs using boxed cake mix. If it's o.k. for a wedding cake it certainly o.k. for a sheet cake.
Word to the wise: Be very sure you have a sturdy board to put that cake on. It is going to be *very* heavy! Best is a piece of wood. Next best is 3-4 cake cardboards glued together.

bakerliz Posted 30 Apr 2008 , 5:19pm
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Thank you so much for your advice. Now I feel confident making this cake! icon_biggrin.gif

Tellis12 Posted 30 Apr 2008 , 5:33pm
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I totally agree, a mix cake will be fine. I've done it for ages and it always stands up fine.

indydebi Posted 30 Apr 2008 , 11:13pm
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Originally Posted by kakeladi

I have made wedding cakes for 25+ yrs using boxed cake mix. If it's o.k. for a wedding cake it certainly o.k. for a sheet cake.




Same here.

Your mama made layer cakes using cake mixes for years and they held up just fine, right?

Yes, it's a larger cake, but the weight is being spread out over a larger area. The weight-per-square-inch on an 18x24 is the same as a 6x6".

Bakingbythebeach Posted 3 May 2008 , 2:14am
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Quick little bit of info, I always use Duncan Hines mixes and add 1/2 box of pudding mix per cake mix. Fresh! Happy baking!

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