I am looking for a versatile cake recipe that I can use for cakes that are carved as well as tiered cakes (it needs to be firm enough to hold while stacked). I would love something that stays moist as well. I have tried many recipe's and I havent quite found that perfect one yet.
Hi and Welcome on your 1st post, TreeV.
Everything you need to know to make, decorate and assemble tiered/stacked/layer cakes:
Above superthread has popular CC recipes for American buttercreams, several types of fondant and doctored cake mix (WASC and flavor variations).
CC member contributed scratch cake recipes: