I have been asked to make a 3 tier carrot cake iced with cream cheese frosting then covered in fondant. Will my good old carrot cake recipe stand up?
Does anyone have any suggestions for a stackable carrot cake recipe?
there is a sturdy carrot cake recipe on this site under recipes. Most on this site say cream cheese under fondant is a no no. I mean the real cream cheese recipe, not the decorators cream cheese(recipes on this site also. which you add crisco to. I have made this recipe. although it taste pretty good. it is not as good as the real cream cheese recipe. It is not a tangy. I love the real cream cheese recipe. I do think that most carrot cakes are sturdy enough to stack. hth
any cake can be stacked. The structure you use within the cake (dowels and boards) is what supports the upper tiers. Cake doesn't support cake. You should use have a board for every 4" of vertical cake and dowels underneath to support it.
What is your good old carrot recipe? There are so many of them, that unless we know your recipe we cannot give you a good answer.
But if in doubt, use the SPS system talked about here on CC. I just used it on a 3 tiered cake and it worked great. Every body on here says you could stack jello using this method. After using it for the first time, I agree.
True, any cake can be stacked with the right support system.
However, I believe the main concern here is the FONDANT. Not all carrot cakes are firm enough to support fondant.
I use this carrot cake recipe http://www.cakemixdoctor.com/recipes/what_kind/cakes/carrot_cake_with_fresh_orange.php . It's firmer than a scratch carrot cake, but still very moist.
The Luau Wedding cake in my photos is 3 tiers of carrot cake, torted into four layers each, filled with alternating layers of cream cheese and pineapple fillings.
Thank you so much for your suggestions! My recipe has pineapple and mayo in it. I was worried it would fall apart since I've never made it and served it outside the pan. Maybe I'll try both mine and the cakedoctor's...