Rich66 Posted 16 Aug 2012 , 6:52am
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Hi,
I am a new poster in this site although I have used it for inspiration and receipts in the past.

I currently make cakes as a hobby for friends and family and I am always lookin to challenge myself. I 'specialise' in sculptural cakes and I have made several different styles. I am from the UK and I prefer to make my cakes from scratch, cake mixes are a little unpredictable in the UK and I'm not sure what pudding mix is?

I have set myself the challenge of creating a cake covered in chocolate very similar to the cakes on Choccywoccydoodah (please type this into a search engine if you are not aware of them).

I have attempted several chocolate cake recipes and although some of them seemed dense they were not dense or heavy enough to withstand the weight of the chocolate. I have tried the cake at Choccywoccydoodah and it tastes rich, moist and quite heavy/pudding like but not like a brownie?

So I would appreciate any recipes you may have that match this sescription and could withstand the weight of the chocolate.

Any help appreciated, I will of course post pictures of the cake/s (if successful)

Thank you

Rich

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ibmoser Posted 16 Aug 2012 , 4:11pm
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I looooove Choccywoccydoodah's work and am insanely jealous that you are able to see (and taste) some of it. I have no idea about their recipe, but maybe you should try an Australian mud cake recipe. They are dense, moist cakes that carve amazingly well. There is a thread with recipes and notes for a number of variations here

http://cakecentral.com/cake-decorating-ftopict-726071.html

Please let us know if the mud cake is similar the CWDD's if you do try it.

Rich66 Posted 18 Aug 2012 , 11:53pm
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That's great! I will give that a try and let you know how it goes.

Thank you

Rich66 Posted 19 Aug 2012 , 7:49am
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That's great! I will give that a try and let you know how it goes.

Thank you

Relznik Posted 19 Aug 2012 , 8:20am
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I hope yours come out less burnt looking than they do on the tv programme!!! I can't see they do themselves many favours on that show. icon_eek.gif The cakes always look over-done and the baker always looks so unkempt!

LisaPeps Posted 19 Aug 2012 , 9:51am
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My boyfriend bought me a hamper from them costing about £150 for last Christmas. It had a 6" chocolate cake with white chocolate ganache filling covered in melted white chocolate. It also had other bits and bobs in it like chocolate covered popcorn etc. The cake was really dry, I didn't like it that much. The only way I could eat it was covered in cream so it had a bit of moisture.

matthewkyrankelly Posted 19 Aug 2012 , 10:38am
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Sounds like a chocolate pound cake. However, you can stack almost anything with the right structure. There are several styles of internal cake structures that use cake plates and plastic support tubes. These cakes aren't carved as much as there are a lot of heavy things on them.

Rich66 Posted 19 Aug 2012 , 1:16pm
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Thanks for the replys I have noticed that the cakes do look quite burnt but I guess with all of that chocolate you wouldn't taste it.

In the program they just seem to stack the cakes quite high sometimes 10 layers and they go not use any structural support. They rely solely on the density and firmness of the cake.

Mmm, chocolate pound cake I have never made a pubs cake before and tried and tested recipes that you would like to share?

Thanks again

Cakechick123 Posted 19 Aug 2012 , 3:08pm
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Originally Posted by Rich66


In the program they just seem to stack the cakes quite high sometimes 10 layers and they go not use any structural support. They rely solely on the density and firmness of the cake.




How sure are you that there is not a support structure inside, the fact that they dont show it on the show doesnt mean its not there.

I bake a lot of fruit cake, that is as dence and firm as cake gets and I still use internal support for anything over 2 tiers.

Remembsr the denser a cake is the heavier it is, and unless their cakes are like bricks I dont think it supports itself.

Rich66 Posted 21 Aug 2012 , 5:56am
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Originally Posted by Cakechick123

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Originally Posted by Rich66


In the program they just seem to stack the cakes quite high sometimes 10 layers and they go not use any structural support. They rely solely on the density and firmness of the cake.



How sure are you that there is not a support structure inside, the fact that they dont show it on the show doesnt mean its not there.

I bake a lot of fruit cake, that is as dence and firm as cake gets and I still use internal support for anything over 2 tiers.

Remembsr the denser a cake is the heavier it is, and unless their cakes are like bricks I dont think it supports itself.




I have been to a wedding that had a 6 layer vhoccywoccydoodah cake and I had a good look at the cake and there was no internal supports. The cake they use is very dense and it is covered in a couple of thick layers of chocolate.

Which going back to my original question is why I am looking for a dense chocolate cake recipe. The cakes I have tried also had a ginger and coconut cake layers held together with chocolate ganache.

I hope someone has a recipe that fits this description?

Relznik Posted 30 Oct 2012 , 9:27am

I haven't had their cake, but from your description, it could well be a 'mud cake'.

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