What Kind Of Cake Are They Using

Decorating By newcakester Updated 11 Nov 2010 , 5:04pm by deMuralist

newcakester Posted 11 Nov 2010 , 2:55pm
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OK, I am still new to this caking thing and I love to watch all the TV shows like Cake Boss and Fabulous Cakes, but I have a question. I see them picking up huge slabs of cake and tossing them around without them cracking or breaking. What kind of cake are they using? Does it taste good? Does it have any moisture in it? I can't even make a cake over 9 X 13 that will stay in one piece?

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traci_doodle Posted 11 Nov 2010 , 3:12pm
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I remember buddy saying he uses pound cake and people on here have said his cakes are really good.

Cupcations Posted 11 Nov 2010 , 3:28pm
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lol samething crosses my mind every single time I watch Cake Boss
x2 I would love to know the recipe!! icon_eek.gif

Mb20fan Posted 11 Nov 2010 , 3:40pm
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I wonder the same thing too; they seem to be so rough with something you know is quite delicate. Do you guys think the cakes are still frozen, maybe? Image

cakesmart Posted 11 Nov 2010 , 3:46pm
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I think the cakes are still partially frozen...at least on one episode I heard Buddy say they take the cakes out of the freezer and crumb coat them.

ingy Posted 11 Nov 2010 , 3:48pm
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I belive buddy has said quite a few times that the slabs are sponge cake!

HowCoolGomo1 Posted 11 Nov 2010 , 3:55pm
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Quote:
Originally Posted by ingy

I belive buddy has said quite a few times that the slabs are sponge cake!




Ingy, you would be correct!

Cupcations Posted 11 Nov 2010 , 3:57pm
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lol ok...how to make Sponge Cake?? any good recipes out there ??

KatsSuiteCakes Posted 11 Nov 2010 , 3:59pm
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I've heard them refer to it as "sponge" too. I tried the sponge cake recipe from the cake boss website...........it wasn't very good imo, but I bake at high altitude and didn't make any adjustments. I probably won't have the opportunity to decorate with such huge slabs of cake, but I've always wondered the same thing.

patrice2007 Posted 11 Nov 2010 , 4:18pm
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I have wondered the same thing. I don't like cake that has been frozen....it seems to dry out. I guess that explains my break downs icon_redface.gif

mareg Posted 11 Nov 2010 , 4:29pm
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Quote:
Originally Posted by cakesmart

I think the cakes are still partially frozen...at least on one episode I heard Buddy say they take the cakes out of the freezer and crumb coat them.


I've heard him say it too.

imagenthatnj Posted 11 Nov 2010 , 4:49pm
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Frozen cake. And I've heard from people who go to parties where his cakes are featured that it isn't very good...dry.

deMuralist Posted 11 Nov 2010 , 5:04pm
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actually, I find that proper freezing of my cakes makes them moister. I wrap in press and seal as soon as I can handle them and put them in the freezer.

I read not too long ago here on CC that he just put out a book with some of his recipes.

even partially frozen my cakes would not hold up to that kind of handling.

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