I have a chocolate carved cake coming up and I'm wondering how the Super Enhanced Recipe would work for a carved cake and what everyone thought of the recipe? Is the cake dense enough for carving? Or what do you suggest for a recipe for a dense chocolate cake good for carving and stacking?
The Super Enhanced Cake Formula has 115 reviews with a rating of 4.30, so it is highly rated:
However, I think the WASC cake and any of its flavor variations are the most popular doctored cake mix recipes on CC (including carving).
Everything you need to know to bake, assemble and decorate tiered/stacked/layer cakes:
Above thread has popular CC recipes for: doctored cake mixes, American b/c using either Crisco or hi-ratio shortening and fondant. (Fondant, b/c and filling usage charts.)
Also has links to illustrations of the most common cake decorating systems w/complete directions. Decorating help and so much more.
The secrets of cake carving:
P.S. The cakes themselves don't support anything but their decorations. The tiered/stacked layers are held up by the cake support system (not the cake layers below).