I have a box of Duncan Hines fudge marble cake mix, will it be strong enough to hold up to marshmallow fondant? or do I need to doctor it?
Also will it be ok to stack it? a 6 inch on a 9 inch
will I need dowels? (I hope not =S )
Baking stores are a little pricey here, no walmart to run to.
Thanks for any help and advice!
You should always use dowels (or some sort of support system) when stacking a cake.
if you're only doing one layer of 9" and one layer of 6" (each layer being 2" high) then you don't need dowels. if you're making two layers of each size for a tier (so you have 2-9" cakes stacked on top of eachother to be 4") then yes you need dowels.
The rule of thumb is dowels for every 4" vertical inches of cake.
This is a tutorial on stacking cakes. I've watched it over and over again and found little tricks along the way.
Your cake mix should be strong enough for stacking, but I am always one to err to the side of caution, and put in too much support, rather then little or none.
I'd rather be certain that the cake will stand.
While I haven't made a ton of fondant covered cakes,, the ones I have made were all from a mix and they held up fine. Of course I roll my fondant really thin (because I hate the play-doh look of thick fondant).
Oki thanks, yes its only one layer of each cake and they are about 2 1/2 inches high.
Any advice on the cake mix?
Thank you everyone, your advice has been very helpfull!
Cannot wait to try doing this cake this week.