Hello, I am new to the site and somewhat of a semi-novice cake maker. I have made a bunch of cupcakes and a few large cakes. I am attempting to make my sisters sweet 16 cake. Its and Arabian theme, she wants a tiered pillow cake topped with a genie lamp.
I am doing a trial run this week of the cake. Ive done some browsing on the site and saw the WASC would be dense enough for the cake. I was wondering if any of you thought that would be the best cake. And how long does that cake last covered in fondant before it spoils.
I just tried this out for a 5 tier wedding cake and it was great!
Well since the *original* WASC recipe is mine I sure do think ti is THE BEST!
I have yet to try it w/the new size cake mixes but I really don't see where 2 oz less is going to make a huge difference in the final outcome.
How long it will last at room temp is really hard to say....that depends some on the cake flavor; the temp; and how well it is covered w/fondant. Is your fondnat thin or on the thicker side? Way too many variables
I have kept leftovers in the frig over 10 days and still they were good. Just pop them into a plastic bag.
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Thanks for the quick replys!
kakeladi- id love some advice about making WASC since yours is the original! (if you have the time)
p.s- the fondant will be on the thicker side but not too thick, i plan on adding some crisscross lines to give the pillow look
Whenever I discuss the shelf life of a cake with someone I say its best if consumed within 3 days (as a sort of disclaimer). Honestly I've had WASC cake tops in my fridge for over a month (i cant stand to eat cake now) and it stayed good up until the time I threw them out. Food spoilage also depends on how clean you are when you handle your food and utensils.
Also I try to bake my cakes last for instance i would make gumpaste and gumpaste decorations, fondant, frosting, color everything, then bake this way my cakes are really fresh. Its not necessary to do this but I feel more comfortable.