How 2 Make Cake That's Sturdy/shapeable/able 2 Cut W/knife?

Decorating By cutiepiebaker Updated 15 Jul 2009 , 2:23pm by CanadianCakin

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cutiepiebaker Posted 15 Jul 2009 , 1:31pm
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Hi there! I have been asked to do a 3D tractor cake, and I am wondering what kind of cake they use on Cake Boss, Ace of Cakes, etc. that is able to be cut and shaped more easily with a serrated knife? My cakes are too soft and crumbly... I have heard pound cake, but that's still too soft (the recipe I have anyway)...

I heard them say on a show once that they had cream cheese in the pound cake? Is that true? Should I find a recipe with that in it???

I am a rookie and have no idea what to do! I would love any help!! =) Thanks so much!!

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Renaejrk Posted 15 Jul 2009 , 1:46pm
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I use WASC, it is very sturdy and I have used it for 3d. Also, refrigerating the cake helps it be more solid, and freezing makes it VERY easy to work with!

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Molly2 Posted 15 Jul 2009 , 1:52pm
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I will be making a Pirate Ship Cake and a Treasure Chest cake for this weekend and I was thinking about using the WASC Recipe but I do know that Paula Dean has a wonderful Pound Cake Recipe with Cream cheese as one of the ingredients and it is sturdy also

Molly

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cutiepiebaker Posted 15 Jul 2009 , 2:01pm
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Thank you so much for your help! I will definitely try to pop it in the fridge... do I cover it in seran to do that?
Also... don't laugh at me... what's WASC?? I told you I am a rookie.... icon_redface.gif haha.

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CanadianCakin Posted 15 Jul 2009 , 2:23pm
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Wasc is White Almond Sour Cream cake it's a doctored cake mix recipe...you can find it in the recipe section here and it is wonderful!
I have used wasc for all my 3d shaped cakes and haven't had a problem

and yes cover your cakes with seran!

HTH!!
~Ashley

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