laurabeth595 Posted 3 Mar 2013 , 5:15pm
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i am making a sculpted cake and i need to know what to do to change my recipe to make the cake more sturdy. will be icing in buttercream so i would like to have a nice sturdy cake that wont crumble. please help

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pipesqueak Posted 4 Mar 2013 , 12:01am
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The best recipe for sculpted cakes is in the confetti cakes book by elisa Strauss. You can also search this forum for the durable 3 d cake. It's ok but not as perfect as the confetti cakes recipe

howsweet Posted 4 Mar 2013 , 2:08am
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I don't have that book, but pound cake works very well.
 

lahlbrecht Posted 5 Mar 2013 , 12:06am
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I'm not familiar with that book, where can I find it?
 

pipesqueak Posted 5 Mar 2013 , 4:44pm
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I got mine on Amazon. Sometimes they have it at stores like Michaels or JoAnns - then you can use a 40 or 50% off coupon
 

pipesqueak Posted 5 Mar 2013 , 4:45pm
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Her cakes are amazing and sculpt beautifully. The vanilla cake tastes like a sugar cookie and comes out perfect every time. Especially if you do it in a half sheet pan.

Dayti Posted 5 Mar 2013 , 5:22pm
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In Elisa Strauss's class on Craftsy, she includes the vanilla cake recipe in the materials, if you can't buy her book in time. Her class is actually very good, I enjoyed it and learned lots about sculpting and decorating 3D cakes from it.
 

pipesqueak Posted 6 Mar 2013 , 5:03pm
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Absolutely agree !!! I'm doing her purse cake right now. Just got it sculpted and covered yesterday and putting the handles on it today !!
 

pipesqueak Posted 6 Mar 2013 , 5:04pm
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Groupon also has some craftsy deals right now - you can get the class for $18... They have bundle prices also

cookielvr13 Posted 6 Mar 2013 , 10:41pm

AThe Groupon you mentioned where is listed under? I'm in NY but didn't see anything.

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