Help Cheap Cake??

Baking By HelloKittyFreak321 Updated 28 Jun 2010 , 10:10am by kermitncupcake

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HelloKittyFreak321 Posted 28 Jun 2010 , 1:48am
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I am making a shaped stacked cake for my friend. It uses fondant and needs to not be super crumbly so i can shape it and carve it. I also don't have a lot of money to spend on this. I need an easy chocolate cake recipe that i can easy make for about 25 9x13 cakes that don't break the bank. I am in high school and jobless my mom does NOT want to spend a lot of money

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DetailsByDawn Posted 28 Jun 2010 , 2:15am
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I'm sorry, did you say 25 9X13 cakes??? WASC can be a very inexpensive recipe to use - just make sure you get all the items on sale. Box mixes are on sale all the time (stick to a name brand, if possible). Use sour cream or yogurt, whatever is cheaper. Use water for your liquid. It's a nice stable recipe that you can carve with. There are many nice sturdy cake recipes that are good for carving here on CC - once you choose one, make a list of the ingredients you'll need to buy and start keeping your eyes open for sales. Hope this helps and lots of luck with your cake!

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Ursula40 Posted 28 Jun 2010 , 2:32am
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25 9 x 13 cakes when jobless, adds up. Why can't you share the cost? How big will the cake be and what are you making? It's not just the cakes but what goes on the outside as well, be it fondant or frosting. Are you planning to feed the whole high school?

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yummy Posted 28 Jun 2010 , 2:35am
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Welcome to CC Hellokittyfreak321! You need to make 25 9x13 cakes?

Chocolate fudge cake mix
Chocolate pudding (jello brand)
1 cup of sour cream or 1- 6 oz vanilla yogart
4 eggs
cup of chocolate milk (Let me check on the amount)
cup of coffee
1/3 cup of oil

It's best to freeze your cakes while still warm by double wrapping in plastic and foil in plastic bag. It keeps the cakes super moist and flavorful.

Thaw cake on counter (keep wrapped) for at least 20-30 mins. then torte, fill and then carve cake while still cold and firm.

Double wrap cake in plastic and let the cake settle overnight or at least 3 hours with some weight on top (textbook) crumbcoat, ice and decorate.

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twinkie126 Posted 28 Jun 2010 , 2:49am
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I found this recipe for a chocolate cake, no eggs. It is perfect and taste like heaven. It rise good and is a money saver. :

I double the recipe and make up several bags of this mix at a time. Its as simple as measuring the dry ingredients 3 cups of flour, 2 cups of sugar, 8 tablespoons of cocoa, 2 teaspoons of baking soda, and 2 teaspoons of salt into plastic bags. To make the cake mix into cake, add 2 cups of cold water, 2 teaspoons of vanilla, 2 tablespoons of vinegar, 3/4 cup of oil, and stir just enough so the wet and dry ingredients are completely mixed and thats it!

Each bag of this cake mix makes two dozen cupcakes or two eight inch square cakes. I hope you will try this, because although this recipe is simple, the cake is wonderful. It is everyones favorite chocolate cake here!

I like to heat-seal or vacuum-seal the bags because then they can be stored flat and dont take up much space in the cupboard, but of course you could also use ziploc bags or bags with twist ties. I put a label on each bag listing the wet ingredients to be added and the amounts.

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indydebi Posted 28 Jun 2010 , 4:45am
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Let me get this straight.....

- You are a high schooler with no money.
- You evidently haven't carved a cake before since you're asking for a good recipe.
- On your first carved cake, it's going to take TWENTY FIVE CAKES to do the job. (Just how many"Foodnetwork Cake Challenges" do you watch?)
- 25 9x13's will take AT LEAST 15 baking hours.
- Before carving, 25 9x13's will serve 600 people. (25 cakes times 24 servings).
- It's going to take a TON of fondant, which is also expensive.
- Mom is concerned over the money YOU will be spending on this. (Big DUH on that one).

Are you serious? icon_confused.gif

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DetailsByDawn Posted 28 Jun 2010 , 4:47am
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LOL. This must have been a typo. I love Indydebi! Maybe she meant a 9X13 that will serve 25? LOL.

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snocilla Posted 28 Jun 2010 , 9:23am
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Originally Posted by DetailsByDawn

LOL. This must have been a typo. I love Indydebi! Maybe she meant a 9X13 that will serve 25? LOL.

that's what I was thinking! icon_smile.gif

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kermitncupcake Posted 28 Jun 2010 , 10:10am
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Im hoping its a typo too!
Incase its not- To go that big for a first cake (Im guessing), especially a carved, fondanted cake, is going to be very HARD, STRESSFUL and TIME CONSUMING. Not to mention expensive! Youve got to remember all the baking hours (15hrs by indybebi), the ingredients for cake, buttercream, fondant, and all the extra butterceam and fondant just incase you mess up, plus fillings, colourings, decorations etc. Very costly. Id be getting some financial help with it, or rethinking the design

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