I was wondering what is the best kind of cake to use when sculpting? And if you have and tried/reliable recipes please do share! I am new to sculpting and am very eager to sculpt a cake but my first try was a disaster. The cake seemed to be too moist and although it was ok at first, it slowly but surely collapsed! Even before I got to finish frosting it and laying the fondant on! Please help; any tips and/or advice is greatly appreciated.
You need a really firm filling. Chocolate Ganache works well, so does a real Buttercream. Keep putting it back in the fridge to keep it firm. Make sure that you put supports in EVERY 4 inches, whether you think it needs it or not.
Good luck! I know you can do it!!!
If I'm making a cake for sculpting I always throw an instant pudding mix in the cake when I bake it, it makes it a more dense cake, better for cutting up and sculpting, also make sure you use butter and milk in your recipe instead of oil and water, the fat helps keep it together it seems.
From what I've read here on CC you need to use pound cake or something similar in density.
Thanks so much for your help (all). I will give it another try! Keep your fingers crossed!
Would a WASC work? I'm also curious.
I use wasc to carve most of the time. Just make sure its well chilled for extra firmness and minimal crumbs.