I am new to making cakes and I'm looking for a great wedding cake recipe. I've gone through 5 recipes this week and I'm not ecstatic about any of them. I want one that is moist and will hold up in tiers. The ones I've made are too light and fluffy. Thanks for input.
have you tried the WASC. It's very popular and holds wells.
Stacked wedding cakes have been made from white cakes for more years than you or I can remember.
It doesnt' matter what kind of cake you use because the cake itself is not what is holding up the upper tiers. It's your support system (SPS; Wooden Dowels; Bubble Straws; etal). theoretically, you can make a bottom tier of jello and it will support the upper tiers because the upper tiers are sitting on your support system, not on the cake (or on the jello).
If you've never made a stacked cake before, I'd highly recommend making a practice cake before doing this girl's wedding cake.
Everything you need to know to make, decorate and assemble tiered/stacked/layer cakes:
The above super thread has popular CC recipes for crusting American buttercreams, several types of fondant and doctored cake mix (WASC as previously mentioned).
In addition, there are links to common cake support systems with complete and accurate assembly instructions.
Thanks for your help. I've tried the WASC and family didn't like the flavor. I'm not worried about the support. I've practiced with numerous cakes. I am concerned that the party is next week and still I don't have a great tasting cake!! Please help!
That's a long list of cake mostly from MacsMom. I've made a couple for myself and others and get raves about how their uber delicious and moist.
Thanks for your help. I've tried the WASC and family didn't like the flavor.
The WASC cake can be made into any flavor you like...
MacsMom's cake recipe thread has also been recommended to you (almost all those recipes also use cake mix as a base).
If you're looking for scratch recipes...
Member recommended scratch recipes: