Cake Mix??

Decorating By anastasien Updated 20 May 2010 , 12:28pm by Karen421

anastasien Posted 19 May 2010 , 11:43pm
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Could someone please tell me what the best cake is to use for doing a wedding cake?? I am going to do a 3 tier wedding cake and I want it to be very sturdy, she asked for vanilla cake with lemon filling? any help would be great.

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Occther Posted 20 May 2010 , 12:00am
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It all depends on personal tastes. Believe it or not, for white cake, I use straight Duncan Hines white - and people love it. (Don't get me wrong, I can bake from scratch.) Might be a Midwest thing.

ptanyer Posted 20 May 2010 , 12:06am
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Pound cake makes a great wedding cake. I have a scratch recipe that is moist and sturdy and you can change the flavorings to suit the fillings.

Karen421 Posted 20 May 2010 , 12:07am
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Same here, most like the DH or the WASC cake. And I too can bake from scratch!!

Jeep_girl816 Posted 20 May 2010 , 12:07am
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Try the WASC cake in the recipes section here (the original one by kakeladi) It's almost as sturdy as a pound cake and you can change up the flavor pretty much any way you'd want.

mamawrobin Posted 20 May 2010 , 12:18am
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I have to agree. I use kakeladi's WASC receipe and I use Duncan Hines White Cake mix. In taste test these are my winners.

Loucinda Posted 20 May 2010 , 12:43am
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Ditto on the WASC - my most ordered flavor here. Perfect for weddings.....although, you can use any cake - it is the support sysytem that holds the cake structure up, not the cakes themselves. Make sure you have a good support system! thumbs_up.gif

mamawrobin Posted 20 May 2010 , 12:49am
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Loucinda is right. Cake doesn't support cake. Your support system is what supports your cake. You can stack angel food cake or straight box mix. It's all about the support system not what kind of cake you use.

grams Posted 20 May 2010 , 1:03am
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Those of you who use the WASC recipe, do you use the DH mix for your white cake part of the WASC? Others, do you use the classic white DH mix with standard direction on the box? I tried the WASC recipe from this web sight and my family said it didn't taste any different than the white DH I usually make. We couldn't taste the almond.

I ask because I'm making my first wedding cake in July for my daughter and I want it to be the best.
Thanks

Tiffany29 Posted 20 May 2010 , 1:28am
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do you use the classic white DH mix with standard direction on the box? I tried the WASC recipe from this web sight and my family said it didn't taste any different than the white DH I usually make. We couldn't taste the almond




I use kakeladi's recipe all the time.
No, don't follow the directions on the box. You add to the dry mix.
here is the recipe.
http://cakecentral.com/recipes/7445/the-original-wasc-cake-recipe

Loucinda Posted 20 May 2010 , 1:50am
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Ditto to what Tiffany said, NO DO NOT follow the directions on the box. The box is just an ingredient in the WASC recipe......ignore what the box says and just follow the WASC recipe. It has just a slight almond flavor - and people LOVE it.

Jeep_girl816 Posted 20 May 2010 , 1:59am
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I like to add a bit more almond than it calls for, like almost an extra tablespoon! We REALLY like almond though icon_smile.gif

jammjenks Posted 20 May 2010 , 2:20am
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I like a subtle almond flavor, so I add just what is called for in the WASC recipe. It is my most popular wedding cake flavor.

Like ptanyer, I also use a standard pound cake recipe and adjust the flavorings as needed when I make pound cake. It is my grandmother's recipe and it is so good (and easy).

terrylee Posted 20 May 2010 , 2:31am
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I use DH too but add the yokes, it is not as white and "white" cake but the yokes seem to add a bit more moisture. It is not as yellow as a yellow cake...
I do like the WASC too.

andreamen1 Posted 20 May 2010 , 2:44am
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I use white DH as well it's my #1 seller everyone loves it

CakesIMake Posted 20 May 2010 , 2:54am
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Originally Posted by Tiffany29

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do you use the classic white DH mix with standard direction on the box? I tried the WASC recipe from this web sight and my family said it didn't taste any different than the white DH I usually make. We couldn't taste the almond



I use kakeladi's recipe all the time.
No, don't follow the directions on the box. You add to the dry mix.
here is the recipe.
http://cakecentral.com/recipes/7445/the-original-wasc-cake-recipe




thanks for the link I'm gonna have to definitely try it out...Just one question tho...I use DH which doesn't have the pudding in it..do I have to add some?

Mama_Mias_Cakes Posted 20 May 2010 , 10:56am
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This is my favorite flavor and top seller.

White Cake (I love DH)
1 box of instant French Vanilla pudding mix
4 whole eggs
1/2 cup oil

Mix as instructed on the box. Bake at 325. It really makes a great tasting moist cake. It makes a light yellow cake.

Karen421 Posted 20 May 2010 , 12:28pm
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I don't add pudding with the DH in the WASC. I just follow the recipe, using DH instead of BC and the 1 TBL of flavoring I use almond. That is my DDs favorite. I will be using this recipe for most of her wedding cake with indydebi's BC with almond flavor. (that is her - I can't stay out of the frosting bowl - favorite!)

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