Cake Receipe For Sculpting

Decorating By ATCakes Updated 8 Jul 2008 , 4:09am by 4kidsrspecial

ATCakes Posted 7 Jul 2008 , 2:46am
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I am going to try my first sculpted cake and I need to know what receipe is good for this? I will be trying to do a car for my DH's birthday.

Thanks

Amy

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snowshoe1 Posted 7 Jul 2008 , 11:56am
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mgdqueen Posted 7 Jul 2008 , 12:10pm
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If you make scratch cakes, a good pound cake recipe is wonderful for carving. Paula Deen has a couple posted on the Food Network site that taste terrific. I just use different pans and alter the flavorings and baking times for my taste.

butterflywings Posted 7 Jul 2008 , 1:18pm
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I use this recipe exclusively for all my cakes. It's moist and yummy tasting, yet dense and firm enough for carving, with minimal crumbs. I bake @ 325* using flower nails and homemade baking strips for larger pans.

1 box cake mix (any flavor)
1 box pudding mix (4 serving size - flavor same or complimentary to cake flavor)
1/2 c. oil
1/2 c. water or milk
1 c. sour cream
4 eggs

pennywells Posted 7 Jul 2008 , 1:20pm
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I need a good chocolate Or German chocolate cake recipe for a sculpted cake. Any ideas?????

pennywells Posted 7 Jul 2008 , 1:21pm
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Never mind I got my answer on one post before me. Thanks

TooMuchCake Posted 7 Jul 2008 , 1:24pm
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How big is your cake? If the sculpture is small (see most of the dogs in my photos) you can get by with regular cake, but it's definitely easier to use sturdy, dense cake. I carved a free-standing doll cake with the chai tea cake recipe here on CC and it did a good job. I like using the pound cake recipes from The Cake Mix Doctor a lot.

Deanna

lutie Posted 7 Jul 2008 , 1:50pm
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On Thursday, I completed an 18 inch tall (=/-) Yoda cake. I found that the intricate carving and stability of the face and ears was done better out of Rice Krispies... I had to cover the face and ears in Pastillage over Royal Icing because Yoda's jaw kept "dropping". icon_lol.gif The actual cake was WASC behind Yoda in the form of the swamp, etc. Theme cakes sometimes need the extra support of the RK... especially when long ears (protrusions of any sort with dowels) are part of it.

ATCakes Posted 8 Jul 2008 , 3:22am
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Originally Posted by TooMuchCake

How big is your cake? If the sculpture is small (see most of the dogs in my photos) you can get by with regular cake, but it's definitely easier to use sturdy, dense cake. I carved a free-standing doll cake with the chai tea cake recipe here on CC and it did a good job. I like using the pound cake recipes from The Cake Mix Doctor a lot.

Deanna



I was thinking of using 11 X 15 pans. I think anything bigger for the first time might be a little too much.

4kidsrspecial Posted 8 Jul 2008 , 4:09am
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my friend and i just did a corvette car cake this weekend and used that "durable cake" recipe. it was very moist and held up very well to the carving. we used 3 9X13 cakes. stacked 2 of them and halved the third cake making the car 9X19. we also used a six inch square for the top of the roof. it took BOTH of us about 10 hours to carve, frost, cover and put accents. I would have to either get paid a lot of money for it or love someone a lot to do it again. icon_smile.gif It was a fun experience though. Good luck on your car. Cant wait to see the finished product.

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