AquariusB Posted 19 Jan 2012 , 2:48am

Does anyone make multi-tiered cakes using cake mix? I'm going for a Topsy Turvy cake and know that it needs support through dowels/boards. Just wondering if it can be accomplished using a cake mix.

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Vista Posted 19 Jan 2012 , 3:28am

I would not use a cake mix straight from the box. It is too soft and "fluffy". You will want a denser cake for topsy turvy. You can try a WASC, which starts with a box mix, but you add different ingredients and it makes a denser, sturdier cake for carving and supporting itself.

AquariusB Posted 20 Jan 2012 , 1:23am

Great! Thank you icon_smile.gif

pechee Posted 21 Jan 2012 , 7:29pm

I always add 1 cup of flour and 1 cup of granulated suger to my cake mixes, it keeps them moist, but firms them enough to stack and keep their shape. I have done 3D carving with this, but not anything huge.

bisbqueenb Posted 21 Jan 2012 , 7:42pm

YES you can use a plain cake mix! What holds the cake up is the support system and if you do that correctly, you will have no problem.

Bettycrockermommy Posted 21 Jan 2012 , 8:01pm

You can definitely use cake mix. Like bisbqueenb said, it's the support system that holds up the cake.

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