Can I Use Duncan Hines Cakes With Fondant?

Baking By cherrycakes Updated 20 Aug 2008 , 3:04pm by mrsscholler

cherrycakes Posted 18 Aug 2008 , 2:06pm
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I have only made super dense cakes for covering in fondant but I much prefer lighter fluffier cakes. Has anyone covered a white DH cake with fondant? Does it work or will the cake collapse with the weight of the fondant? Thanks very much!

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kakeladi Posted 18 Aug 2008 , 11:49pm
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Yes, I have. Usually I use Betty Crocker but have used DH once or twiceicon_smile.gif It did just fine.
Make sure you roll it out - I think it's - 1/4" thick....the thickness of a cake circle/cakeboard. Any thicker & you could have some prob lems.

cherrycakes Posted 20 Aug 2008 , 1:44pm
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Thanks so much for your reply! The Betty Crocker Butter Pecan cake is our favorite and I didn't want to sacrifice not making it for the sake of fondant!! I'm happy now icon_smile.gif

steffla Posted 20 Aug 2008 , 1:50pm
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charisse, what is the betty crocker butter pecan cake, it sounds fabulous?!

jibbies Posted 20 Aug 2008 , 1:53pm
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I only use Pillsbury and I use bc and fondant all the time. They work great. Check out my photos.


cherrycakes Posted 20 Aug 2008 , 2:20pm
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Originally Posted by steffla

charisse, what is the betty crocker butter pecan cake, it sounds fabulous?! may be only available in Canada - it's devine!

arosstx Posted 20 Aug 2008 , 2:28pm
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I do! I always make sure the cake is well chilled first though, to kind of firm it up a bit. You should be fine.

liapsim Posted 20 Aug 2008 , 2:42pm
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It always works great for me! I don't chill mine so either way would work would be my guess!

LNW Posted 20 Aug 2008 , 2:54pm
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I always use DH and I never do anything special to the cake before I put the fondant on. Never even crossed my mind before.

mrsscholler Posted 20 Aug 2008 , 3:04pm
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I think that DH cake works just as well as any other type with fondant i use Dh cake and have no problems

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