Firm Cakes

Baking By sweetcrunch Updated 1 Jan 2016 , 6:02pm by Apti

sweetcrunch Posted 31 Dec 2015 , 9:21pm
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Ok I Have Two Questions...One, What is the best cake your carving, shaping, Molding, etc....I see a lot of cakes being made into  things. What Type of cake is firm in sturdy enough for that? Two, whats a true recipe for Royal Icing?

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Apti Posted 1 Jan 2016 , 6:02pm
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Welcome to the forum.  The cakes you see on this site and Pinterest, etc, that have been carved "into things" are the result of a lot of practice/time/experience.  Many times it isn't the cake, it is the support system, dowels, frosting/ganache/fondant that is helping the finished product to be formed into a shape.  Typically a pound cake recipe is the best way to start 'carving'.  Many people also carve very cold cakes.

Royal Icing has been around for 100+ years.  Royal icing is a hard white icing, made from softly beaten egg whites, icing sugar (super-fine powdered sugar), and sometimes lemon or lime juice.   There are a zillion recipes online.  A basic recipe can be found on the Wilton site:

http://www.wilton.com/royal-icing/WLRECIP-50.html

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