Will Box Cake Withstand Stacking? Help ~~ Birthday In 10 Days!

Baking By CutieCakes1 Updated 30 Jan 2013 , 3:29am by Vista

CutieCakes1 Posted 30 Jan 2013 , 1:51am
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Super New at all this cake baking but love to learn more....


Okay so I've played a little with the MMF recipes and I didn't do too bad.  I'm making my baby's first birthday cake (Hello Kitty) and I wanted to make a 2 or 3 tier cake.  Will box cake work for that or do I need a special recipe? 


Also, can I just put the cakes on top of each other as is or do I need to use cake boards and/or dowels? 


Do I have to use alot of Buttercream frosting if I'm going to cover it with MMF?  Ugh, I think I bit off more than I can chew with this project.  Please Help!!




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Smart Cookie Posted 30 Jan 2013 , 1:58am
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If using box mix increase eggs to 4   cut water or liquid in half and add 1/2 to 1 full box of related instant pudding (the small box.  Bake as usual


Anything over 4 inches should have inner supports, boards and dowels for each tier else it will collapse.


A thin coat of buttercream on the outside under the fondant, but you can fill between layers pretty well to make up for it.

Vista Posted 30 Jan 2013 , 3:29am
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If I am using a box mix I just substitute the oil for butter and milk for the water.  Makes a nice sturdy cake that is great for stacking and/or carving. 

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