Newbie Needs Help!

Baking By blueeyes6077 Updated 8 Apr 2009 , 5:19pm by Michelle104

blueeyes6077 Posted 8 Apr 2009 , 4:44pm
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I am just amazed by all these cakes on CC. I am new at cake decorating and would love to make a sculpted cake. I tried using just a regular box mix, but needless to say it fell apart! Can someone give me an idea on how you make these unbelievable beautiful sculpted cakes? Thank you!

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pattycakesnj Posted 8 Apr 2009 , 4:54pm
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start off with a firm textured cake, maybe a pound cake that will sculpt easy. also make sure the cake is chilled, it is easier to carve

Michelle104 Posted 8 Apr 2009 , 4:56pm
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I start with a box cake too but always add the extender recipe and it just makes the texture of the mix much more firm and dense. icon_lol.gif

blueeyes6077 Posted 8 Apr 2009 , 4:57pm
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Thanks for the advice. Do you have any suggestions on a firmer cake recipe besides pound cake? I have been searching, but if someone could suggest one that would be great!

Caralinc Posted 8 Apr 2009 , 5:01pm
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Hi, I think there are a few listed under the recipe section.

Caralinc Posted 8 Apr 2009 , 5:06pm
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Okay, the one I located here on CC is Durable Cake for 3D & Wedding cakes. I have not yet tried it but maybe this would work??

blueeyes6077 Posted 8 Apr 2009 , 5:13pm
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Thank you everyone! I am excited to see if the suggestions work. I will look for the recipes suggested! This site has provided me with so much information, it is appreciated!

Michelle104 Posted 8 Apr 2009 , 5:19pm
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I've had success with the white almond sour cream recipe for carving too! That's in the recipe section as well. icon_lol.gif

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