What Is The Best Cake To Use For Carving?

Decorating By VS8894 Updated 17 Feb 2010 , 8:56pm by TexasSugar

VS8894 Posted 17 Feb 2010 , 12:38pm
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I am going to be carving a 55' Chevy. I use doctored cake mixes for all my cakes. I have read on here before that pound cake is the best for carving. Do you use straight from the box? Or is there a doctored pound cake recipe?

Any ideas appreciated,

Vicki

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milmil95 Posted 17 Feb 2010 , 1:08pm
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I use the White Almond Sour Cream cake recipe here on CC and have had great results with it. I have done 2 vehicles using this recipe and other 3D cakes as well. It works great, is moist and doesn't crumble on me when carving. Not to mention that it tastes yummy!!

TexasSugar Posted 17 Feb 2010 , 8:56pm
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I have carved cake mixes, doctored cake mixes (pudding and extra egg added) as well as extended recipes (like the WASC mentioned above).

The only one I had any issues with is the butter cake mix because it makes a real tender cake, and cakes that have nuts or coconut in it.

I don't freeze or put my cake in the fridge before carving though I know some do.

You do want a dense cake rather than a real soft cake, like the butter I mentioned above.

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