I am trying to get a dense cake recipe that I can use to carve a parrot for my husbands birthday on Friday.
I made a Madera (sp) cake and it is really, really dense to the point it almost feels raw where the cone incert came out from the teddy bear pan I used. So then tonight I tried a pound cake recipe-what a dissaster that was, I baked it for the hour and fifteen like it called for, it was still gooey so I let it cook for another ten minutes. It was really golden almost to the point of toasted! I pulled it out, tipped the pan to sit on its bottom like the instructions called for to cool. When I opened the teddy bear pan it literally slid out in a blob with crusty sides. When it broke in half it seemed to be baked to done, but still really buttery.
Any suggestions for yet another recipe to try? I am quickly running out of time since I have to cut out a ton of 'feathers' to decorate this parrot and do my day job too!
Have you tried WASC? It's a doctored mix that I use all the time and it is quite dense. I'm not sure how it would work with the teddy bear pan, but if you have time, you should give it a try! HTH!!!
No I have never tried that recipe, have you used it for carved cakes before? I would be worried that the fondant that I will end up covering it with will make the cake collapse.
I still have the first cake if all else fails I will use it, I don't think it IS raw its just moist.