Fondant On Red Velvet

Decorating By KathyHT Updated 12 Aug 2010 , 11:46am by Texas_Rose

KathyHT Posted 28 Apr 2009 , 5:41am
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Does anyone know if a Red Velvet cake is strong enough for carving into a 3D cake with fondant? I've never had Red Velvet but thought it would be neat to try for a birthday cake I have to have done by Friday. Red is one of their favorite colors.
I'm thinking of trying out the Sarah's Red Velvet - TWEAKED recipe on this site.

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__Jamie__ Posted 28 Apr 2009 , 5:54am
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It is a very light spongy cake....very. Unless I have botched the recipe twice now, which I doubt. I don't think it's good for carving unless you freeze the heck out of it first. But then it will light and spongy again. I dunno...ask's her recipe. It's wonderful by the way!!

BeeBoos-8599_ Posted 28 Apr 2009 , 3:27pm
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I made Paula Deens Red velvet and although I did not carve it (I torted it) I can say that I think it is dense enough to carve. You can find it on the Food Network website.

jenny_adams Posted 28 Apr 2009 , 3:56pm
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That sounds delicious either way... icon_lol.gif

I work at a lovely firm of Liverpool Solicitors!

Leesh916 Posted 28 Apr 2009 , 8:48pm
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Hey I am doing a red velvet cake covered in fondant tomorrow and I just joined this site today. I was looking for this exact info. Funny thing is I was planning to use that paula deen recipe too icon_smile.gif Glad to know it should hold up. Good luck on yours!

queenie1958 Posted 28 Apr 2009 , 10:49pm
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I'm making my daughters wedding cake next month. Fondant on red velvet cake. I also was worried it wouldn't told up glad to know someone else has used before with ok results. icon_biggrin.gif

fraserkelly Posted 11 Aug 2010 , 3:11pm
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yes i think it is. we work in a carvery that has done this in the past so should be fine! icon_lol.gif

MELI_CAKES Posted 11 Aug 2010 , 3:38pm
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I have used fondant on red velvet cakes before with sucess.
For carving you would probably just want to refrigerate before hand for extra firmness.
Good Luck !

mamawrobin Posted 11 Aug 2010 , 5:59pm
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Originally Posted by queenie1958

I'm making my daughters wedding cake next month. Fondant on red velvet cake. I also was worried it wouldn't told up glad to know someone else has used before with ok results. icon_biggrin.gif

I have never had an issue with covering red velvet cake with fondant. Even when I use DH red velvet straight box mix with no tweaking. I have never attempted to carve red velvet and wouldn't unless the recipe was altered to make a denser cake. But for covering with fondant held up fine for me.

chelseak Posted 12 Aug 2010 , 12:06am
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The carved Falkor cake in my photos was RV covered in fondant...It held up very well for carving. I guess it depends on what recipe you use. I was just reading another thread about RV cake and someone mentioned something about how they do two different kinds of RV. 'City' velvet and 'country' velvet icon_lol.gif, so I guess there is a difference!

kittyskakes Posted 12 Aug 2010 , 2:47am
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I have made a 3d racecar that was red velvet cake with cream cheese frosting and had no problems with it at all, cake held up perfectly with fondant on it icon_smile.gif

sweettreat101 Posted 12 Aug 2010 , 8:14am
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Yes you can. I made this cake years ago out of Red Velvet for a contest at work. The carrot is blocking the mouth. Was so mad a co worker smashed the head so nobody was able to eat it. The purple purse was also made out of Red Velvet.

doramoreno62 Posted 12 Aug 2010 , 10:44am
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I have used the recipe found on this site "Red Velvet Redux". It's very dense and it said it can be used for carving. Oh and it's delicious too!

Texas_Rose Posted 12 Aug 2010 , 11:46am
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I used Macsmom's red velvet recipe for a carved's the nude cake in my photos, don't look if you're easily shocked! Anyhow, it was red velvet and it held up perfectly to being carved and covered in fondant.

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