My friend ask me to make her a gluten free wedding cake using king arthur's cake mix , since i never made one before i tried one this weekend , i use heavy whipping cream to fill it and frost it but it didn't work well... The cream melt on the cake (it was a cool cake ) and the cream feels very light for the cake that is more "heavy"..
Which icing will work the best to fill and frost the cake ? ( it has to be gluten free recipe /0
Also , can i bake the cake a week before and freeze it ?
And another question , how many cups of batter i need to use in a 10" (2 layers) and a 6" (2 layers )
The cake is for 40-50 serving .
Thank you in advance for answering .
i haven't used that cake mix but i have made gluten free cakes and items and i would recommend that you run a test with all your equipment and that cake mix and see how it does in your freezer -- everybody's weather and freezers are all different so you will have an accurate measurement if you do your own testing in advance --
i just used regular american buttercream which is confectioners sugar, cream, butter and vanilla but any type of gluten free icing should be ok
edited to add this formula:
the recipe i use is 2# sifted confectioners sugar, 2 sticks (8 oz by weight) butter, 1/4 to 1/2 cup ( 2-4 ounces by volume) liquid and a tablespoon of vanilla
sliding scale for the liquid depending on how stiff you want your cing
I do a gluten free mix, but I use a blend of flours (coconut, almond, tapioca). The cake is heavier but I also use an American Buttercream to frost. I find it hold up very well. GF cakes should freeze ok (wrapped well)- i have frozen mine for a week before and all was good. Best way to find out for sure is to test it, if you have the time.