Need Cake Recipe To Use For Carving

Baking By vickylara2004 Updated 9 Jan 2010 , 5:45pm by msulli10

vickylara2004 Posted 9 Jan 2010 , 3:59pm
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I need a sturdy cake recipe that will hold up well to carving and stacking multiple layers. I worry that the usual boxed cake mixes I normally use are just way too soft and crumbly to try to carve into shapes once they are stacked. Does anyone have any good recipes or suggestions?

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msulli10 Posted 9 Jan 2010 , 4:10pm
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Try to WASC in the recipe section (White Almond Sour Cream Cake) which starts with a box mix, but has a great texture. You can also add a package of pudding to firm it up some more.

JanH Posted 9 Jan 2010 , 4:38pm
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Hi and Congrats on your 1st post, vickylara2004. icon_smile.gif

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

http://cakecentral.com/cake-decorating-ftopict-605188.html

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 be cake making & baking help, tips & hints, smoothig b/c help and complete & accurate directions for using common cake support systems.

HTH

vickylara2004 Posted 9 Jan 2010 , 5:23pm
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Thank you so much for the recipe. You mentioned that I could add a box of pudding mix to it to make it a little more firm. Would that be the smaller or larger box of pudding? And also, would I need to add any more liquid if I added the pudding? Thanks again. icon_biggrin.gif

msulli10 Posted 9 Jan 2010 , 5:45pm
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Use a small box of pudding and no extra liquid needed. There are lots of information and recipes on this site so be sure to check them out.

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