Ok i have a question. I made my first cake with fondant this weekend. It went pretty well but the biggest problem is that the cakes were so soft that it was hard to get the fondant on and smooth it. Does someone have a good cake recipe for a more dense yet tasty cake that will make fondant work easier?? Or some suggestions to help me out?
I use box cakes under my fondant. Holds up fine.
I also use box cakes under fondant, though I do add one extra egg per mix to make the cakes a bit sturdier.
A lot of people like to use WASC, which is a spruced up boxed mix. It works great under fondant.
People use just box mix with no problems. I also suggest you try WASC--the original one.
I use the box mix as well with an extra egg. Works great for me!
I use scratch, never had a problem. Maybe try that.
Anything labelled 'pound cake' is usually pretty sturdy.