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Recipe for sculpted cakes

post #1 of 26
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Hi! I just registered on this website and I hope someone out there can help me. I've been wanting to try a pillow cake, but the cake recipe I have is too soft to hold the shape. Does anyone have a recipe that is firm enough (but still moist) to use on a cake that will be sculpted? I don't want to sacrifice taste for looks. Thanks!
post #2 of 26
I have heard this one is real good, but haven't personally tried it. The name says it all though.

http://forum.cakecentral.com/cake_recipe-1972-Durable-Cake-for-3D-and-Wedding-Cakes.html
post #3 of 26
I was wondering the same question. Have you tried it yet? If so, how did it turn out? DO you think I could do the same for chocolate cake?
post #4 of 26
I have used this recipe for a wedding cake, and it was delicious!! You won't be dissapointed..

Good luck with your pillow cake! Make sure to post a picture when you're done!
post #5 of 26
I found mixing a BC pound cake mix with a regular mix to be dense enough or just using all BC pound cake makes a very dense cake for 3-D
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post #6 of 26
The durable recipe works....trust me on this.....if you can't trust me, then trust my gallery. icon_wink.gif

Otherwise any pound, fruit, or spice cake works fine.
HTH
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post #7 of 26
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post #8 of 26
I add a box of pudding mix to my DH mix and its usally firm enough to sculpt. If you want to make a cake from scratch I usually use a pound cake recipe and tweek it for whatever flavor I need. Pound cake is usually moist and its firm.
post #9 of 26
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Thanks for all your suggestions. I can't wait to try the durable cake recipe this weekend. Hopefully it will look good enough so I can post a picture of it. icon_biggrin.gif Thanks again!
post #10 of 26
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Originally Posted by tiptop57

The durable recipe works great. Otherwise any pound, fruit, or spice cake works fine....trust me on this.....if you can't trust me, then trust my gallery. icon_wink.gif

HTH



can't argue with that, your gallery is awesome!
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post #11 of 26
THANKS I NEEDED THIS!
post #12 of 26
hi, just wondering if this durable cake recipe needs to be tweaked at all for high altitude. i live in the denver area at about 5200 feet and want to make sure this recipe will hold up as well here as elsewhere
post #13 of 26
Oh yes welcome aboard Nalis & Anniebuster!
Here is an acronym list to help you out on the threads.
http://forum.cakecentral.com/cake-decorating-ftopict-2926.html

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(And thanks spongemomsweatpants for your lovely compliment! icon_redface.gif When I first started making cakes and I had questions on the threads I didn't always know which answer would be best, so I started counting on their gallery's to take my cue.)
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post #14 of 26
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We just had a piece of my beautiful (if I must say so myself) and delicious (first ever) pillow cake. The durable cake recipe was easy to carve and tasted great! I will definately be using this recipe again! I will post a picture as soon as I can find the cable for my digital camera. icon_redface.gif LOL Thanks everyone for your suggestions and encouragement. Thanks Tiptop57 for the acronym list. It answered some of my questions from reading some other postings. Thanks again everyone! icon_biggrin.gif
post #15 of 26
Can I use chocolate cake mix for this recipe? Any other modifications needed to make a good chocolate cake for carving?
Alana
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