Good Cake For Fondant Tiered Cake

Baking By etwjdw2006 Updated 9 Jan 2010 , 10:39am by anamado

etwjdw2006 Posted 8 Jan 2010 , 6:28pm
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i had a question i wanted a good tasting cake but strong enough to hold up a 3 tiered cake. Thank you to all that looks at this and thanks who answers thanks!

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eperales0411 Posted 8 Jan 2010 , 6:53pm
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I use a recipe that I got from CC, the name of it is Yellow Vanilla cake from Mermaid Bakery. This recipe has a very good flavor to it, it is moist, it stacks very well and is great for carving. I have been very successful when using this recipe. Good Luck!

sherrycanary62 Posted 8 Jan 2010 , 7:27pm
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I'm no expert for sure but stacking successfully I think has more to do with the support system than it does with the cake recipe (someone chime in if I'm off base). Make sure you use a cake board under each tier and study up on dowelling (or straws or whatever works for you) a tiered cake.


indydebi Posted 8 Jan 2010 , 8:56pm
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Agree with sherry. THe cake doesn't support the upper tiers ... your support system does. I haven't done many fondant cakes, but they've all been cake mixes and they hold up fine.

JanH Posted 9 Jan 2010 , 9:42am
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Hi and Welcome to CC, etwjdw2006. icon_smile.gif

Everything you need to know to make, decorate and assemble tiered/stacked/layer cakes:

The above super thread has popular CC recipes for crusting American buttercreams, several types of fondant and doctored cake mix (WASC and other flavor variations) - and so much more.

The "so much more" would probably answers all your questions.


anamado Posted 9 Jan 2010 , 10:39am
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I have used pound cake and madeira cake when I want to pile tiers. It's very strong and doesn't need dowels if the layers are not to big! For instance in these cakes I used no dowel rods

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