Dense Inedible Cake

Decorating By kaylatrahan Updated 3 Feb 2014 , 11:34pm by Dayti

kaylatrahan Posted 3 Feb 2014 , 8:48pm
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I am decorating a cake that isn't going to be eaten and I need it to sit out for three weeks with out collapsing or molding. I will also be carving the cake. Does anyone have a recipe for something like this? 


This type of cake would be good for teaching classes or competitions that require cake.


Thanks for any help!



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dukeswalker Posted 3 Feb 2014 , 8:58pm
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Why not use a block of styrofoam?

Dayti Posted 3 Feb 2014 , 9:08pm
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AThere was a recipe on here some time ago that was a super durable cake, and I think it started with a box mix. I'm pretty sure that bobwonderbuns posted about it but I'm on my phone and can't find it very easily using the search function, and I have a terrible memory. I'll keep trying.

kaylatrahan Posted 3 Feb 2014 , 9:27pm
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Originally Posted by dukeswalker 

Why not use a block of styrofoam?

The competition rules say the cake must be real, not styrofoam... but I want to start on it early.

maybenot Posted 3 Feb 2014 , 11:05pm
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1 (any) Cake Mix
3 TB Meringue powder
3 TB Flour
1 c water
Mix together. Batter will be thick, you will need to
spread the batter before baking.
Bake at 350 degrees till browned.
The result is dense & dry, but if it wasn't, mold would be an issue. 
I've done this with a commercial white mix from GFS and it worked very well.  It did, eventually, mold under my fondant about 3 months after the competition.
Dayti Posted 3 Feb 2014 , 11:34pm
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AYep, that sounds like the one I had seen!

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