Hey everyone I am new to this forum and I would appreciate your help
I am doing a 4 tier topsy turvy cake for a sweet 16...I am not scared of the topsy turvy part of the cake.... but of the cake and frosting she wants :S
She wants a basic boxed cake with canned BC frosting :S I am concerned that it wont hold as well as my BC.
I know its not the best etiquette to use the canned frosting but its NOT a paying costumer and I dont mind using it as long as it will hold up.
Thoughts suggestions? Thanks so much for reading and sorry if its a really silly question. This site is amazing and I am glad I found it
Welcome to CC kclovesken!
The boxed cake should work. I don't know about the frosting but I wouldn't think that that should give you too much problem either...depending on your decorations. If it's a matter of the icing possibly being too soft, couldn't you add a bit of powdered sugar to stiffen it a bit?
I don't see why you wouldn't be able to use the box and the canned stuff.
(it's not a silly question)
i think the canned frosting would not be stiff eough
could you use it to fill? then use your regular bc to frost
i think the challenge would be in getting a really good finish with the canned stuff. if she is ok with home-style/ rustic icing, then i wouldnt worry, but if she wants the pristine finish, id be the boss and save your self the hassle, and tell her then it needs to be real bc. (and, since she is not a paying customer, id take the cheaper option - which im pretty sure is making the bc your self too)
Could you use a box mix extender to make the cake more firm? I like the durable cake for 3-D in the recipe section here. It adds sour cream and pudding to the mix. I recently used it for a topsy-turvy and it held up well. A 4-tier cake is a big, heavy cake without it being topsy-turvy. As far as the canned frosting, I'd try adding powdered sugar like all4cake said. I've heard of people adding it to canned frosting to use for piping. I've used it under fondant before, but it was only a small 1-tier cake. Good luck!
Thanks guys I appreciate the help I think I will add the powdered sugar to the frosting I will try the recipe also on a test cake and see if it something I can use
I appreciate it
I use box mixes all the time for my topsy turvy cakes. but I would agree to add additional sugar to the canned icing.