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Form Cake Recipe?

post #1 of 42
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Hi Everyone,

Does anyone have a good form cake recipe they'd be willing to share?

(For those who don't know, a form cake is made from usually a doctored box mix but it's not edible -- no flavorings and sugary extenders -- it's made for practice and competition work when a "real" cake is needed.)

Thanks y'all!! icon_biggrin.gif
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post #2 of 42
Nope sorry, but I will be watching the thread because I wan't to make a series of 4" "fake" cakes but styrofoam so small would be tricky to use (plus I don't have any that size). Also would be good for cupcakes for display only I imagine. Does it go bad? I've never heard of a form cake... icon_redface.gif
post #3 of 42
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I know I've gone to Gordon Foods and bought the generic box mixes (just add water) but the form cake batters are on a much smaller (and denser) scale. Great for practicing the carved cakes.
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post #4 of 42
I am sorry but the first thing that came to my mind was to over bake the cake on purpose!!! icon_biggrin.gificon_eek.gificon_lol.gificon_lol.gificon_lol.gif
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post #5 of 42
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icon_lol.gif I've done that too! icon_biggrin.gif The form cake is very specific -- a lot of competitions won't allow overbaked box mixes, it has to be a "form cake" recipe.
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post #6 of 42
what's a form cake?

Theresa icon_smile.gif
post #7 of 42
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A form cake is an actual cake that you make that is not edible for practice and competition purposes. Sometimes people use cake dummies, which are styrofoam but some competitions insist on "real" cake but "real" cake can mold over time. This stuff is like real cake but it's not edible and lasts through the next ice age. icon_biggrin.gif
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post #8 of 42
Interesting I tell ya interesting!!!
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post #9 of 42
Sorry BWB, I googled it and came up empty handed. But I would like to know myself. I sure could use something to practice on that is stiffer than regular cake, and it would be great for competitions as well.
post #10 of 42
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Thanks cabecakes, I searched too, to no avail! icon_cry.gif

By the way, your signature reminds me of some sound advice I was once given, "If at first you don't succeed, Skydiving isn't for you!" icon_lol.gif

Okay, now back to our regularly scheduled form cake recipe search! icon_biggrin.gif
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post #11 of 42
Do you think that it has another name?
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post #12 of 42
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I'm sure it does but I don't know what it would be called.
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post #13 of 42
This is basically the advise I gave myself about cake designing. I told myself, "I just don't know if I could do that, and then I quickly added...how do you know if you never try". I have been "cake designing" on and off for a year now (can't give up the day job, lol), and while I am not so good at it, I still keep pushing on like a good little soldier. I may not be great, but I want to inspire someone else to take that same leap of faith. I love doing this stuff.
post #14 of 42
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Well I've been searching for things like "form cake recipes","competition cake recipes", "fake cake recipes" and so on, but so far nada... icon_cry.gif
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post #15 of 42
I think we have been searching the same things, haha. I even tried "cake will last longer as it has no added sugar or flavorings", but all I got were sugar-free recipes using something else for flavoring. I hope someone else knows, because I can't find anything.
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