Originally Posted by lynda-bob
I just finished reading the whole thread! So informational and interesting. I have a question for anyone. How do the scratch cakes (the recipes CupofButter used in particular) hold up to carving? Are they so fluffy that they would fall apart or crumble badly when carved into a 3-D cake? TIA
First of all, thanks for posting these results! I've wanted to do this but honestly, have been just plain lazy and keep putting it off. I'm now going to try your scratch recipes b/c they are different from the one's I've used. (Most of my favorites are from WBH as of right now).
And to answer the question above, though I can't answer for these recipes in particular, I think that scratch cakes would be easier to carve, they are slightly denser when I make them, as opposed to mixes or even doctored mix recipes. Maybe dense isn't the right term, but they seem more durable, especially when chilled.