I am new to cake decorating. I just made my first 3 tier stacked fondant covered cake last week. I used Duncan Hines cake mixes and slightly doctored them to make them a bit denser, but I have been told that I got lucky the cakes didn't colapse and that I should be using a denser cake for under fondant. I am making a 4 tier stacked fondant wedding cake (plus 4 side cakes) in a few weeks and the bride would like a variety of different cakes/fillings. I need some good recipes that will be sturdy AND taste good. Any suggestions or ideas would be greatly appreciated.
I use Duncan Hines under my fondant all the time. As long as you have the proper support between each tier it should not be a problem.
I know there are more dense recipes out there though, so if you go that route I am sure there are others that can help you in that area.
Did you use any supports, or just pile 'em on?
Karma: The cakes were 10",8",6".....I used 4 wooden dowels in the 10 & 8, is that enough support?
Leily: do you doctor your cake mixes or make them as directed on the box?