So Confused

Baking By mcclarygirl13 Updated 29 Oct 2014 , 7:13pm by Rosie93095

mcclarygirl13 Posted 27 Oct 2014 , 3:56pm
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ugggggh! Ive gathered tons of recipes for cakes but is there a recipe that's good for cake carving? Ive heard sponge cake is a good option, but are there more? Is it better to make a cake from scratch or is a box mix okay too? Im want to start making 3D cakes, I just don't know whats the best route to go.

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georgiacakelady Posted 27 Oct 2014 , 4:05pm
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ADense cake recipes probably work best, I dont really make carved cakes as im not very good at them but I know pound cakes work well

mcclarygirl13 Posted 27 Oct 2014 , 4:19pm
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Oh okay. Thank you so much! I appreciate it! :-D

Apti Posted 27 Oct 2014 , 7:03pm
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At the 2010 International Cake Exploration Societe show, Ms. Pohlman shared this recipe for pound cake using a "doctored" cake mix.  It is delicious and very sturdy for carving.  Ms. Pohlman had used this recipe to make a realistic, life-sized cowboy boot.
 
Note:  Since most cake mixes are smaller now (15-16 ounces), I suggest you take 3 additional ounces from another box of the same mix for the recipe below.
 
 
Cream Cheese Pound Cake
• 1 pkg (18.25 ounce) fudge or white cake mix
• 1 package (8 oz.) cream cheese, at room temperature
• 1/2 cup water
• 1/2 cup vegetable oil
• 1/4 cup granulated sugar
• 4 large eggs
• 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract

Cooking Instructions

Place the cake mix, cream cheese, water, oil, sugar, eggs, and vanilla in a large mixing bowl. Blend with an electric mixer on low speed for 1 minute. Stop the machine and scrape down the sides of the bowl with a rubber spatula. Increase the mixer speed to medium and beat 2 minutes more, scraping the sides down again if needed. The batter should look well combined. Pour the batter into the prepared pan, smoothing it out with the rubber spatula. Bake in preheated oven at 325 degrees F. It says to bake in a tube pan, but I baked it in sheet pans. It was fine. Do not over mix.

 

 

mcclarygirl13 Posted 27 Oct 2014 , 7:16pm
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AOh wonderful! Thank you so much for sharing! :-D

Rosie93095 Posted 27 Oct 2014 , 7:24pm
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Would this work well in a tiered wedding cake?

MKC Posted 27 Oct 2014 , 10:01pm
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Amud cakes are wonderful for carving when cold (you can find recipes on google) and moist.

Apti Posted 28 Oct 2014 , 12:13am
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McClaryGirl~~You're welcome.

 

Rosie~~Yes, this recipe works in wedding cakes.

Rosie93095 Posted 28 Oct 2014 , 1:21am
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Thank you, Apti, I find that most recipes are too fluffy and are prone to breaking when handling. I will definitely try this one this week. I have a 6 tier to do on the 16th of November, I have a good support system so I think this cake will work well.

mcclarygirl13 Posted 28 Oct 2014 , 1:56am
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AMKC- does the type of mud cake effect the outcome? Or all mud cakes the same?

mcaulir Posted 28 Oct 2014 , 7:24am
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All mud cakes aren't the same recipe and flavour, but they're all very dense, solid and good for carving.

mcclarygirl13 Posted 28 Oct 2014 , 2:25pm
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ooooh! Right haha. Thank you for your input, its greatly appreciated!

melmar02 Posted 28 Oct 2014 , 2:59pm
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I've used WASC without any issues for carving. This was a chocolate WASC with raspberry buttercream filling.

For a friend's dad's birthday. He's in the process of restoring a '66 Triumph Tiger. Used scale templates from photos of the actual bike he's restoring as a carving guide.

Apti Posted 28 Oct 2014 , 3:36pm
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Quote:

Originally Posted by Rosie93095 
 


Thank you, Apti, I find that most recipes are too fluffy and are prone to breaking when handling. I will definitely try this one this week. I have a 6 tier to do on the 16th of November, I have a good support system so I think this cake will work well.


Let me know what you think.  Are you the Cakes Come True in Chino?

Rosie93095 Posted 28 Oct 2014 , 4:34pm
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No, I am in sunny Florida:)

Apti Posted 28 Oct 2014 , 9:08pm
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Rosie, I like your website and your cakes are beautiful!

Rosie93095 Posted 29 Oct 2014 , 7:13pm
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Thank you! I haven't updated my gallery in a while, but I appreciate the compliment:)

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