Store Bought Red Velvet Dense Enough For Fondant?

Decorating By ChoueiriCakeCo Updated 28 Mar 2010 , 2:05am by ChoueiriCakeCo

ChoueiriCakeCo Posted 27 Mar 2010 , 8:32pm
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I'm making an Easter cake for the family and have 2 boxes of "Moist Deluxe Red Velvet Cake Mix". I plan on using vanilla icing and am covering it in fondant. I know different ways to dense up cake mix (such as increasing eggs, decreasing oil, etc.), but is the cake mix already dense enough for fondant? Have any of you tried this brand with fondant? Any help or tips would be greatly appreciated icon_smile.gif

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bisbqueenb Posted 27 Mar 2010 , 8:35pm
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I have covered the DH cake [with no additions] with the fondant. Did a wedding cake not toooo long ago that had one layer Red Velvet right from the box and there was no difference working with the other tiers.

ChoueiriCakeCo Posted 27 Mar 2010 , 9:19pm
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Thank you, I'm making a small cake (only 1 tier, 2 layers), so hopefully things will go well icon_smile.gif

BlakesCakes Posted 27 Mar 2010 , 10:42pm
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The DH Red Velvet is OK when made according to the box directions, but I prefer to doctor it a bit. You can see my recipe here:

http://cakecentral.com/recipes/7573/red-velvet-redux-easy-durable

The resulting cake is a bit more dense and holds up better to fondant.

Rae

ChoueiriCakeCo Posted 28 Mar 2010 , 2:05am
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Thanks for the recipe, it sounds pretty simple icon_smile.gif

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