Cake Of Choice????

Decorating By mps29 Updated 28 May 2014 , 11:44am by Natka81

mps29 Posted 27 May 2014 , 9:50pm
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AHi all

Just a quick question what is your cake for choice for decorating

I always went with a Madeira cake as I found it easier to cut and cover but as as of late haven't been happy with the actual texture of the cake so wondered what other cakes people used or If anyone had a good recipe for a vanilla sponge that could be used!?

Thanks in advance

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MBalaska Posted 27 May 2014 , 10:03pm
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What country are you in?

Natka81 Posted 28 May 2014 , 12:10am
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My cake choices are sponge cake and sour cream cake.

Sponge cake has only flour, sugar , eggs.

Sour cream cake has sour cream, sugar, flour, eggs, baking powder.

Those two are the most popular.

I have never covered them in fondant but just because I don`t work with fondant yet, but I know a  decorator from my church she always works with those cakes and cover them in fondant.

mps29 Posted 28 May 2014 , 7:40am
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Original message sent by MBalaska

What country are you in?

I'm in Ireland

mps29 Posted 28 May 2014 , 7:42am
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My cake choices are sponge cake and sour cream cake. Sponge cake has only flour, sugar , eggs. Sour cream cake has sour cream, sugar, flour, eggs, baking powder. Those two are the most popular. I have never covered them in fondant but just because I don`t work with fondant yet, but I know a  decorator from my church she always works with those cakes and cover them in fondant.

I always thought sponge would be 2 light if it needed to be carved or covered or stacked but great I must give it a go!!!

MBalaska Posted 28 May 2014 , 7:57am
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I've never tried the Madeira cake or the Victoria sponge cake (here in the U.S.) but I do have recipes for it.  What type of texture were you looking for in a recipe?  Are both of those dense firm cakes?

 

http://cakecentral.com/a/easy-traditional-english-victoria-sponge-cake

here's a recipe for sponge from this site.

Mimimakescakes Posted 28 May 2014 , 10:10am
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Mudcake , I can pretty much do them in any flavour you could imagine. 

Natka81 Posted 28 May 2014 , 11:44am
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I always thought sponge would be 2 light if it needed to be carved or covered or stacked but great I must give it a go!!!

I don`t know about carved sponge cake, but I did stacked, and it hold up fine. Yes, sponge cake is light but it is sturdy. When I torte them I sprinkle them with water or freshly brewed sweetened espresso, because to me any cake is dry if it is not sprinkled with water/syrup/coffee.

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