Help!!! I've offered to do a baby shower cake for a friend but she really wants a 2 tiered cake with carrot cake on the bottom. Does anyone know if that will hold up? The recipe I have makes a really moist cake. This will only be my 2nd tiered cake so I have no idea how to do supports in the cake....
My carrot cake recipe is rather moist and heavy and I think it would do well on the bottom rather then the top.......or is my thinking backwards? Because carrot cakes are usually not flimsy cakes, whereas my chocolate is a bit more light.
I did a test carrot cake last weekend. Mine cracked and split all over I don't know if it was the cream cheese icing I used or what... But I'm scared to do it now! Maybe BC would be better on the outside and cream cheese on the inside? I also didn't make a dam before I filled it. Maybe this was the reason? Because the cake didn't SEEM too moist or light. In fact, it was heavy, as far as cakes go!
maybe if she wants more servings of the carrot cake than the other flavor, you could make the top tier carrot and make some cupcakes for the rest of the servings? that way she gets what she wants but the cake doesn't collapse. just an idea.
My carrot cake recipe is also moist and dense. I have used it in a 3 tiered cake, all carrot cake. I think you have to watch out for the frosting if you are is a warmer environment.
I use a very basic carrot cake recipe that I got off of baking 911