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post #16 of 42
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Originally Posted by bobwonderbuns

Well I've been searching for things like "form cake recipes","competition cake recipes", "fake cake recipes" and so on, but so far nada... icon_cry.gif



Me too!!! icon_cry.gif
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post #17 of 42
Well, I know this isn't really what you're looking for but I have a pound cake recipe that comes out like a brick icon_lol.gif so I use that for competitons and don't bother with the flavorings...why waste them? It will definitely mold after a while but it's really firm, holds up to lots of abuse and I can get nice edges.
post #18 of 42
Thread Starter 
Hey hey!! Lookie what I found!!! icon_biggrin.gif

This is a form cake recipe that I found (of all places) on a State Fair contest entry website they hadn't taken down!! (Who knew??) icon_rolleyes.gif

Here's the recipe:
1 Box Cake Mix (any)
3 TBSP Meringue powder
3 TBSP Flour
1 Cup water
Mix well. Batter will be thick. Smooth out in pan and bake at 350 until browned.

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post #19 of 42
Well done! And we think this doesn't go mouldy, right?
post #20 of 42
Box mixes are full of preservatives. I'll bet they work well.

If anyone has used this technique, I hope they will answer the Mould question soon!

Inquiring minds want to know! icon_biggrin.gif
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post #21 of 42
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Originally Posted by Dayti

Well done! And we think this doesn't go mouldy, right?



Well that's what we think! icon_biggrin.gif I haven't tried it yet so I don't know for sure. icon_rolleyes.gif
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post #22 of 42
Thanks for this- very handy info!
post #23 of 42
So glad you found one, I looked again last night and still couldn't find one.
post #24 of 42
Yay! Thanks! I too have looked for what they use in the competitions...couldn't find anything either! I will be trying this soon to make my first practice completion cake icon_biggrin.gif Can this be carved?
post #25 of 42
Thread Starter 
I'm guessing it can be because it's soooo dense.
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post #26 of 42
Quote:
Originally Posted by bobwonderbuns

Hey hey!! Lookie what I found!!! icon_biggrin.gif

This is a form cake recipe that I found (of all places) on a State Fair contest entry website they hadn't taken down!! (Who knew??) icon_rolleyes.gif

Here's the recipe:
1 Box Cake Mix (any)
3 TBSP Meringue powder
3 TBSP Flour
1 Cup water
Mix well. Batter will be thick. Smooth out in pan and bake at 350 until browned.

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Yeah whoop whoop she found it!!!!!! icon_lol.gificon_lol.gificon_lol.gifthumbs_up.gif
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post #27 of 42
Thread Starter 
Hey did anyone notice this -- in the Oct/Nov 2010 issue of CC mag (yes, it DOES exist!!) they have an article on form cakes -- but they call it "Edible Dummies" on page 40 and they have several different recipes.
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post #28 of 42
I 've been planning to update this thread in case anyone did a search.

I tried the recipe and it baked beautifully. I did add a little more water than the recipe calls for but I'm at high altitude. I just finished a cake for a competition with it so I'll post pictures of the completed cake next week but there's some pictures of them pre-decoration here:

http://beautifullyembellishedcakes.blogspot.com/2011/01/form-cakes-and-other-fakes-interruption.html

Also, I wouldn't recommend using it for carving. I had to trim a couple and they were extremely hard to do. I came pretty close to cutting myself. Otherwise, they worked out perfectly and I would most definitely use the recipe again if needed.

bobwonderbuns, thanks again for finding and posting that!
post #29 of 42
Thread Starter 
Really, no carving huh? Hmmmmm. I wouldn't have thought that. Good to know!! icon_biggrin.gif
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post #30 of 42
Would this mix work?

http://www.mysupermarket.co.uk/sainsburys-price-comparison/Home_Baking/Betty_Crocker_Chocolate_Swirl_Cake_Mix_500g.html

I don't have access to a plain yellow cake mix in the UK. It's either that one, the BC Devils Food cake or BC Carrot cake.

Also, on all my cakes I use ganache. What should I use for a competition cake? I need something that hardens up. I can't cover cakes with fondant if I use buttercream (far too soft), so any suggestions would be great! Need to keep this a cheap as possible.

The rules for the competition that I want to enter are that everything must be edible. No artificial decoration of any kind. I actually made a thread, if anyone can help with my other questions?

http://cakecentral.com/modules.php?name=Forums&file=viewtopic&p=7107912#7107912
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