sherism Posted 27 Sep 2008 , 3:50pm
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I have found that the box cakes, though they taste good, do not carve well because they are so crumbly. Plus, after tasting a professional cake at a wedding recently I know cake can taste even better. Does anyone have any good cake recipes?

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preciosa225 Posted 27 Sep 2008 , 6:20pm
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I am still pretty new at this myself but from reading the forums, I can say that the White Almond Sour Cream cake is good for carving. I tried the recipe a few times and everyone always LOVES the taste and texture although I haven't carved a cake yet, but the texture is moist yet sturdy. You can find the recipe here on cc in the recipes section. It is referred to alot on CC as WASC.

I hope this helps! icon_smile.gif

mandifrye Posted 27 Sep 2008 , 6:23pm
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Cake can and should taste much better than a boxed mix, but still be easy. That is why I love WASC cake. It uses box mix as a base and then you "doctor" it so to speak.

You can find the recipe here http://www.recipezaar.com/69630 - I love the versitility and the taste of this cake. It's great for stacking, carving or just to eat with some buttercream ( thumbs_up.gif ).

There are also TONS of great cake recipes in the recipe section here on CC.


Good Luck and Happy Baking

BabyBear3 Posted 27 Sep 2008 , 7:22pm
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i know pound cake or type cakes are easy to carve because they are extremely stable!

SweetLisa Posted 27 Sep 2008 , 9:04pm
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Thanks for sharing the WASC recipe with us newbies! I see so many recipes that I'm not sure which ones to try, but this one looks like a sure winner. There's a link on RecipeZaar to Donna M's "Extra Special Buttercream Icing" that got great reviews, too.) I think I'll try them together icon_smile.gif

Rocketgirl899 Posted 27 Sep 2008 , 10:42pm
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Sugarshacks recipe is AWESOME as well plus you get super smooth icing.

WASC I just tried it (looks at the half slice sitting in front of me) yummy and moist... not sure about carving... but looks like it should hold upicon_smile.gif

Good luck.

sayhellojana Posted 27 Sep 2008 , 11:00pm
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I've tried and like the WASC cake, but I dont think you could carve it. I would suggest something a little bit more dense. I tried this recipe from Emeril Lagasee not too long ago and it holds together really well, plus it has a very nice flavor. It tastes nothing like a boxed cake.

http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/emeril-lagasse/devils-food-cake-with-vanilla-buttercream-icing-recipe/index.html

btw, the icing wasn't that great. I suggest an Italian Meringue buttercrean instead.

Rocketgirl899 Posted 27 Sep 2008 , 11:01pm
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Sugarshacks recipe is AWESOME as well plus you get super smooth icing.

WASC I just tried it (looks at the half slice sitting in front of me) yummy and moist... not sure about carving... but looks like it should hold upicon_smile.gif

Good luck.

kakeladi Posted 28 Sep 2008 , 10:57pm
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Find my *original WASC recipe and it iwll be perfect for carving. I'm on dial up & it'sw slow as molasses so I can't post it for you.
There are many, many threads about WASC that have my *original* recipe.

Lady_Phoenix Posted 28 Sep 2008 , 11:47pm

I use WASC for all my carving. Just be sure it is chilled well.

SJenkins Posted 29 Dec 2010 , 6:06pm

The link to the WASC recipe on here is the exact recipe that I have been using for years, and it does carve well, especially if you put it in the freezer for about 20-30 min, or until almost frozen. Use the White chocolate option and it is terrific for carving. The chocolate gives it that extra firmness and a delicious flavor.

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