Covering Mix Cakes In Fondant

Decorating By EatSomeCake Updated 10 Jun 2009 , 6:01am by Rylan

EatSomeCake Posted 9 Jun 2009 , 4:08pm
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Do cakes from a mix hold up well when covered in fondant. I'm concerned that the lightness of the mix cakes may not be able to support the weight of the fondant. I'm just talking about a one tiered cake here. Anyone have any idea. I've only ever baked from scratch before but one of my customers loves Duncan Hines cake mix so that is what I'm using...thanks to anyone who can advise.

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Kimmers971 Posted 9 Jun 2009 , 4:13pm
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Works for me - I use box cake all the time thumbs_up.gif

rebew10 Posted 9 Jun 2009 , 4:18pm
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My few practice cakes that I made were box cakes and the cake supported the fondant just problems at all.

CALI_GIRL_CAKES Posted 9 Jun 2009 , 4:19pm
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I use box mix D.H. cake mix all the time and have covered in fondant and never had a problem.

EatSomeCake Posted 9 Jun 2009 , 4:40pm
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Thanks everyone!!

cheatize Posted 9 Jun 2009 , 6:54pm
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Per a client's request, I made a cake with DH Banana mix this weekend. It's a very soft cake. The character pan came out fine, but the 16 inch oval broke when I turned it out of the pan. It may be specific to the banana flavored one, but I thought I'd let you know my experience. I've never had this issue with a box mix before.

Katiekatiekatie Posted 9 Jun 2009 , 7:00pm
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I have been using a doctored cake mix and havent had any problems with covering it with fondant.

I had some breakage when I was trimming the cakes but no issue covering it with fondant.


indydebi Posted 9 Jun 2009 , 7:48pm
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I'm also a mix baker and it holds up fine. The one I did this past weekend had 10-15 lbs of fondant on it (the 5-tier wedding dress cake) and the cakes supported it fine. I've only done a few fondant cakes, but I've never had a problem pertaining to cake support.

JenniferMI Posted 9 Jun 2009 , 8:31pm
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They hold up great!!

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Rylan Posted 10 Jun 2009 , 6:01am
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Of course it works. Good luck.

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