I'm making a 3D firetruck cake for tomorrow and needed a really good sculpting recipe but still moist. I found the "Durable Cake for 3D and Wedding Cakes" from the recipe page here on CC and just made it. I think I made a big mistake when doubling the recipe. I did just that and doubled everything, pudding mix included, and I think I should have stuck with just one box. What do you experienced guys out there think!? Am I going to flop this project right out of the starting gate?
Have you tried WASC?It's very dense but still moist.
You said you think you made a mistake. Was your batter funky or did it bake weird?
Wow! I hope you find what you need. I am a scratch baker so I can't help personally but I hear the Original WASC recipe is a great one for what you are saying you need. Good luck! Here's a bump...
I LOVE the durable DH recipe! I switched from scratch!! That's how good it is...if you can't salvage, start over. The recipe is good though. It yield almost 5 cups total. I also pop everything in plastic wrap and then in the freezer over night for an even better cake! WASC is very different. My family thinks it's too muffin like in texture. Good luck
Well it's out of the oven and seems to be okay. Rose well, feels moist!? Not funky looking from the outside. Just gotta wonder abou the taste now I guess. You think freezing it will help in assembly or will it dry it out?
Never did this, but have heard that when you wrap and freeze it, it keeps it very moist.
I use the super extended cake recipe that is on here and love it!!! It comes out like a poud cake and get rave reviews all the time. I also freeze all my cakes, double wrap in plastic wrap. I have neverhad a problem with them drying out and they are much easier to frost!!! HTH
Freezing keeps it mega moist and also makes it more dense.
God it's so late--why are you starting so late?
But lots of bakers just straight up double the formulas--no worries.
I always bake the cakes the day before they are due. I perfer not to freeze if I don't have to. I only have one or two a week anyway. Don't really "advertise" that I do cakes. Word of mouth keeps me pretty busy. It's a hobby more than a job I guess you could say. Sometimes I even tell people I don't do cakes anymore just to take a break! I truely love doing them though, just not everyday!
I use to not freeze any but now I freeze all of them because it makes a better cake (at least at our house)