Dense Cake Recipe For Purse Cake

Baking By Kel1222 Updated 4 Apr 2009 , 5:38pm by GI

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Kel1222 Posted 4 Apr 2009 , 1:40pm
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I would like to make a purse cake for my bff's bday. I have never carved a cake before. What is a good recipe for a dense cake. Thanks!

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cakemanpaul Posted 4 Apr 2009 , 5:03pm
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Any pund cake recipe or box mix will work. I make 3-D cakes with 1/2 pound cake and 1/2 any other flavor mixed otgether.

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GI Posted 4 Apr 2009 , 5:38pm
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Wow, two newbies in one post. icon_biggrin.gif Welcome to CC both of you.

I would use the WASC recipe for your first try at carving a cake. It is dense, can be baked ahead of time, allow you plenty of time to carve & decorate. It tastes powerfully good at the 3-day mark, so make sure you allow those 3 days for the flavors to blend.

If you want chocolate cake, Toba Garret's chocolate cake is a good, dense recipe. Altho, I have had trouble carving it if it gets too crumbly. (could be I might've overbaked icon_confused.gif too.) The chocolate cake on the back of the Hershey pan is decent for carving, but I've never tried a taller cake like a purse cake.

Also, did you read the post on how to make a purse cake?

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