Sponge Cake

Decorating By Jenn123 Updated 23 Mar 2016 , 1:08am by Debbie-h

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Jenn123 Posted 30 Jun 2006 , 12:24am
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A bride sent me a picture of a fondant cake with painted silver accents all over it. She says she wants it done in moist sponge cake and whipped cream. Is this even possible? I told her that I couldn't do this because the sponge cake wouldn't stack well and I couldn't decorate the whipped cream this way. Not to mention South GA heat in August would kill the whipped cream. Has anyone stacked sponge cake???

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Lisa Posted 30 Jun 2006 , 12:58am
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Maybe she meant a Genoise sponge cake? It's firmer than the sponge cake we're used to. It's used a lot in wedding cakes. As far as the whipped cream, I wouldn't want to use that in the heat here either...especially not under fondant (or was she wanting you to lose the fondant all together?).

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playingwithsugar Posted 30 Jun 2006 , 1:06am
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I agree with Lisa. Use a genoise, which is a variation of a sponge cake. You may have to brush it with simple syrup or genoise, depending on what type of icing you are using.

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Debbie-h Posted 23 Mar 2016 , 1:08am
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I know this thread is old but wanted to share my experience as well.

I always make sponge cakes.  And stack them .  The problem is not whither staking its with carving details.  And when staking heavy layers.  I do them up to 2 inch each layer I was able to stack as much as 3 layers with no problem. And cover with fondant.  But I always used ganache for the icing I make it thicker than filing underneath the fondant.  .

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