First Time Cake & Frosting

Decorating By brandi412 Updated 22 Aug 2008 , 6:11pm by JanH

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brandi412 Posted 22 Aug 2008 , 5:12pm
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Hi folks! I am totally new to this except for making a few boxed cakes. I am planning on making two cakes for my twin girls' 5th birthday party, probably one choc and one white. We are using the guitar pan from Wilton. I see so many recipes, where would be a good place to start? I would also like to make frosting. I am going to use fondant accents, I don't like the taste enough to cover the whole cake. Please help!! Any suggestions would be appreciated!

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JoAnnB Posted 22 Aug 2008 , 6:04pm
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Welcome to Cake Central. There are many great chocolate cake recipes, but White cake is a bit hard to find the right scratch recipe. Yellow cake is more likely to provide a good scratch result.

People have had good results with the chocolate cake recipe on the Hershey's cocoa can.

As for non chocolate, there is a thread on a favorite vanilla cake. That would be a good place to look.

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JanH Posted 22 Aug 2008 , 6:11pm
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Hi and Welcome to CC, brandi412. icon_smile.gif

Decoding CC acronyms:

EVERYTHING you ever wanted to know about making your 1st (tiered) cake:

Links to Wilton's updated cake making & decorating help:

Illustrated guide to cutting neat slices of cake by indydebi:
(So much easier than the Wilton method.)

Look forward to seeing pics of your cake!


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