Searching For A Lemon Cake That Will Hold Up With Fondant.

Baking By smdoyle Updated 31 Aug 2014 , 7:30pm by cakebaby2

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smdoyle Posted 10 Apr 2014 , 8:50pm
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I am needing a recipe for a lemon cake that will hold up well with fondant.  It will probably be a 2 tier cake.  Thanks for any help and suggestions. 

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TheItalianBaker Posted 10 Apr 2014 , 10:44pm
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AI usually make a vanilla cake and replace the vanilla extract with Lethe lemon one, plus I add a couple of T of lemon juice

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FACSlady Posted 10 Apr 2014 , 10:54pm
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AThis is really nice with a lemon curd filling.

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CONFECTIONERIE Posted 11 Apr 2014 , 2:24am
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I've found Lemon Chiffon Cake to be really sturdy.  I made a three tiered cake using this recipe.

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TheNerdyBaker Posted 11 Apr 2014 , 3:49am
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Just use whatever vanilla cake you normally lean towards then zest a few lemons in it and add LorAnn Lemon Oil.


Doing it this way will produce a true lemon flavor (lemon extract tastes like cleaner to me), and will not affect the chemistry of your cake at all (lemon juice is super acidic, plus it imparts almost no flavor to a baked cake).

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sweetheart1978 Posted 31 Aug 2014 , 7:23pm
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Hi there. I'm also looking for a good lemon cake recipe that will hold fondant. I also want to know what would be best to cover the cake with before rolling on the fondant. Should i cover the cake in buttercream and then put the fondant on top?  Any ideas would be apreciated! :-)

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cakebaby2 Posted 31 Aug 2014 , 7:30pm
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Hi there, just check out the post above you from nerdy baker. Any cake you feel comfortable making will be lemon with the additions he suggests, blueberry jam added to your b/cream would be nice under your fondant as a crumb coat?

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