Using A Cake Mix For Stacked Cake

Decorating By Sweetriley Updated 14 Jul 2009 , 12:45am by Rylan

Sweetriley Posted 13 Jul 2009 , 11:11pm
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I'm sure this has been on here a zillion times but how do I adapt a yellow mix for stacking layers? I baked the layers from scratch and they are way to light and crumbly for what I need so now in a pinch I need to doctor a cake mix. Thanks for the help and so sorry for the repetition.

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indydebi Posted 13 Jul 2009 , 11:35pm
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YOu can use any kind of cake you want for a stacked cake because it has no bearing on the stacking. The cake is not what is supporting the upper tiers. Your support system is. You can make a bottom tier out of jello and with the proper support system, you can put a 5-tier cake on top of the jello and it will stand just fine. (The jello will melt in an outdoor reception, but that's another thread!) icon_lol.gif

You do not need a firmer cake for stacking. You need a good support system.

I use nothing but cake mixes and have for 30 years. They work fine.

Rylan Posted 14 Jul 2009 , 12:45am
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I know people who use straight cake mix with successful and beautiful results.

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