Newbie Questions :)

Decorating By daisyfgw Updated 2 May 2013 , 11:05am by mcaulir

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daisyfgw Posted 29 Apr 2013 , 8:19am
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Hi all,

Sorry if this is in the wrong place.


I am making some mini cakes for my mum's birthday, I am planning on using fondant to cover and making flowers to decorate, i have been practicing on shop bought cakes but i am unsure on what cake to use & having read so many different ideas (freezing, adding sour cream etc) im abit confused.


Could anyone reccomend a cake that will hold up to decorating please :)


BTW i live in the UK so i have a limited range of products.


Thanks in advance

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sixinarow Posted 1 May 2013 , 10:38pm
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Since I'm in the US, I don't know if the recipes I use would have ingredients readily available overseas. Check under the Recipes forum and scroll down to see if anyone has posted recipes for UK bakers! :)

Sorry I can't help!

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daisyfgw Posted 2 May 2013 , 10:58am
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Thank you for your reply :)

I think i'm just going to make a madeira cake as it's already quite dense so it should be okay.
I guess it's trial and error :)

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mcaulir Posted 2 May 2013 , 11:05am
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A madeira cake will be fine. Any cake (perhaps apart from a really light sponge) will be fine. icon_smile.gif

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