Best Cake Recipe For Fondant Cake

Decorating By gin2ham Updated 20 Apr 2010 , 10:49pm by gin2ham

gin2ham Posted 20 Apr 2010 , 9:37pm
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Hi everyone,

New to cake baking but I will be attempting one for my son's birthday. I am doing a dump truck cake for him, found some great pics to follow. I just have a few questions:

1. what is the best cake mix / recipe to use when covering it with fondant? I heard that if it is too light or moist it would not work.

2. do you have any tips / suggestion on how to make a dump truck cake? tutorial??

3. what is the proper sequence for this? bake, crumb coat, refrigerate (in container or not) , frost then cover with fondant?

4. what is the best way to store after it is all done? the party is on a saturday. do I bake on thurs? finish everything on friday? or can I do it earlier since I am pretty sure there will be sooo many last minute things for the party.

thanks so much for all the help!! truly appreciate it!

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prterrell Posted 20 Apr 2010 , 9:39pm
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Other than a foam cake (sponge cake, genoise, angel food, chiffon) pretty much any cake can be covered with fondant. Certainly pretty much any butter cake can be.

dalis4joe Posted 20 Apr 2010 , 9:44pm
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I would bake on Wed... let the cake settle in the fridge...
thu tort... fill.. crumb coat... let rest for 3-4 hrs then ice the cake.. fridge to let icing set... then fondant....
fri u can have all day for decorating and/or damage control if any lol

NO CONTAINER.... cling wrap...

good luck... icon_smile.gif

gin2ham Posted 20 Apr 2010 , 10:00pm
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prterrell, thanks for the input.

is the cake mix better or should i just do one from scratch? im just thinking of doing a vanilla cake with vanilla buttercream? suggestions please!!! its a kid's birthday party.

dalis4joe, thanks for the input. wat is tort?

would the cake still be moist by sat? and after the fondant, do I just leave it outside but wrapped? im sure there is soo much damage control to be done!lol

sorry for all the questions! thanks so much for all the replies!!!

prterrell Posted 20 Apr 2010 , 10:06pm
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Do you have any experience baking from scratch? If not, then you should probably stick with baking with mixes. Baking from scratch is a separate skill set that takes time to develop.

Torting a cake means to slice it horizontally to create thinner layers of cake and to put filling in between.

Never wrap a fondant-covered cake in plastic wrap. You can put it inside a cardboard cake box for storage.

Texas_Rose Posted 20 Apr 2010 , 10:11pm
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This is the recipe that I like It starts with a mix. It's a good sturdy cake for carving and for covering with fondant.

You can drape a fondant-covered cake with plastic wrap, but leave some spaces for air to go in and out. If it's wrapped up airtight, the moisture from the cake will make the fondant melt.

gin2ham Posted 20 Apr 2010 , 10:30pm
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I have baked cupcakes from scratch but never a cake..not yet. I will try to do the mix for now I guess since I do not want it to be a disaster!lol

gin2ham Posted 20 Apr 2010 , 10:49pm
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texas_rose, thanks for the recipe...what do you think would be the best filing for it?? is vanilla buttercream going to be too sweet?

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