Hi, I will be making a car cake and I need to know which recipe to use as I need the cake to be dense but still tasty. I will be baking it in an 18inch rectangular pan. Would a Victoria sandwich work or not? What do you suggest? Thanks :)
I use any of my (scratch) cake recipes to carve, even carrot cake I've managed to carve - just skipped the nuts in that case.
The trick is to chill (or even freeze) the cake before you start carving it.
When I made my husband a car cake I used banana cake - dense and stacked and held up beautifully, I used white chocolate ganache THINLY between the layers and then thickly on the ute tray body (will try and attach a photo) to keep it firm. It held like a rock even when I did 'burnouts' (it was on a metal base with toy wheels attached so we could drive it around) with it lol. Even the wheel arches hel up beautifully without any support, just carved cake and ganache.
So how do you think a carved blaze monster truck would do out of a strawberry cake?