Box Cake For Practice - Suggestions?

Decorating By crazydoglady Updated 1 Oct 2009 , 2:28pm by crazydoglady

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crazydoglady Posted 1 Oct 2009 , 2:08pm
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i want to practice smoothing buttercream so i thought i'd use box cake to save time and $.

could someone please recommend chocolate/yellow mixes that have a dense texture?

thank you!

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happy1mom Posted 1 Oct 2009 , 2:19pm
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I haven't found any straight out of the box mixes that are dense as is, but when I doctor them up with this recipe they hold up great:

http://cakecentral.com/recipes/1972/durable-cake-for-3d-and-wedding-cakes

Can't you just use cake dummies for practicing?

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crazydoglady Posted 1 Oct 2009 , 2:28pm
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thanks happy1mom - the recipe sounds delish.
i'm a newbie hobbyist so i don't have a cake dummy and am not familiar with how similar they are to real cake in texture.
also, the crew at the office is very happy to be my guinea pigs. unfortunately, they don't offer objective criticism but rather say they love everything.

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