Question for you, when someone says they want a sponge cake making and deocrating, what do you make, victoria sponge or maderia?
If so then what recipe do you use? I am trying to master the perfect sponge to use on for my cakes but so far not had much success, does anyone have any secrets to a perfect tasting sponge cake?
I decorate in fondant so I use Madeira cake. I find the denser texture really holds up to the weight etc. I can carve it without problems ( other than myself) and eveyone who has had it loves it so I'm not fixing something that aint broke! I don't know if it depends on what part of the world you are in as to what people expect but I think all the birthday cakes etc I've had have been madeira cake. I'm in the uk so that might be different to the US. Hope you get the answers you want.
Hiya thanks for the reply
I am also in the UK in Staffordshire, do you have a copy of your maderia cake receipe or is it top secret? hehe
madeira cake is the best to make, especially if you are making a novelty cake. Ive added a link below which has a recipe in it as well as lots of helpful tips to make sure it turns out great. its alot of reading but its worth it.
hope this helps