Have a question for you all here, I was looking at some of the yummy sounding box cake recipes and was wondering does one need to use a wasc cake recipe in order to make, sculpted or stacked, fondanted cakes?
Or can one use almost any of those recipes to make a cake such as I mentioned. Just wondering what the deal was. I am guessing the wasc cakes are dense and moist but better to carve with.
However a few of these other box cake recipes had similar added ingrediants to a wasc cake recipe but different in amounts and such, then again some did not but really sounded good and I wanted to try them, but am afraid of not getting the same results one may get from a wasc.
Kay now I am rambling on and on.
Sorry about that
I am just so new to cake decorating and want to know anything and everything.
No takers eh?
Sorry this must be a bad or over asked post.
No, you certainly do not have to use any of the WASC varieties to produce a cake suitable for sculpting, stacking, or covering with fondant.
Some of the more delicate scratch cake recipes aren't great for scultping because they produce a very fine crumb, and some chunky cakes, like carrot cakes, aren't suitable for sculpting because of the nuts, raisins, pineapple, etc in them.
However, I have not found a single cake recipe yet that is unsuitable for putting fondant on (except maybe angel food cake, but I bet others have done it!).
Virtually any boxed cake mix or doctored cake mix will be perfectly fine for your purposes.
Well thanks for the info.This is good to hear.
Now I can bake away with yet a little more confidence.