What Is The Best Cake To Use For Carving?

Decorating By VS8894 Updated 17 Feb 2010 , 8:56pm by TexasSugar

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VS8894 Posted 17 Feb 2010 , 12:38pm
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I am going to be carving a 55' Chevy. I use doctored cake mixes for all my cakes. I have read on here before that pound cake is the best for carving. Do you use straight from the box? Or is there a doctored pound cake recipe?

Any ideas appreciated,


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milmil95 Posted 17 Feb 2010 , 1:08pm
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I use the White Almond Sour Cream cake recipe here on CC and have had great results with it. I have done 2 vehicles using this recipe and other 3D cakes as well. It works great, is moist and doesn't crumble on me when carving. Not to mention that it tastes yummy!!

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TexasSugar Posted 17 Feb 2010 , 8:56pm
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I have carved cake mixes, doctored cake mixes (pudding and extra egg added) as well as extended recipes (like the WASC mentioned above).

The only one I had any issues with is the butter cake mix because it makes a real tender cake, and cakes that have nuts or coconut in it.

I don't freeze or put my cake in the fridge before carving though I know some do.

You do want a dense cake rather than a real soft cake, like the butter I mentioned above.

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