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post #1 of 23
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I have a bride that wants strawberry flavored cake, fresh strawberries in the cake (I'm using strawberry simple syrup as well) and cream cheese icing. I made a vanilla pink champagne cake (in an effort to not over-kill the strawberry flavor) for the tasting, but she LOVES the flavor of strawberry cake mix and wants that flavor cake. I have done enough cakes to know that strawberry cake from the mix will turn to mush under fondant. Is there something I can add to the cake mix to make it stable enough to use? I would love to be able to authenticate the flavor for her in a from-scratch cake, with natural flavors. I want to give her what she wants, but I'm embarrassed to potentially "have" to use cake mix in one of my cakes, a wedding cake none-the-less! Any suggestions would be appreciated!
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post #2 of 23
I've used the first recipe before and it has come out very nice. I didn't use it for a wedding cake though. It's a strawberry cake - wasc method. It has a better texture (a bit denser) than the regular strawberry cake mix cake. I also found a strawberry-cake-from-scratch cake in the recipe section. I have not tried this one. Maybe another CC'er might have a tried and true recipe???

http://cakecentral.com/recipes/16305/strawberry-cake-wasc-method
http://cakecentral.com/recipes/1789/strawberry-cake-from-scratch

Also Paula Deen's recipe
http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/paula-deen/simply-delicious-strawberry-cake-recipe/index.html
post #3 of 23
I used this one for one of 3d cakes and it says it would be great for Fondant, which I totally agree with. It provides a Dense, rich, MOIST cake. Beware it is heavy so make sure and support it well.

http://cakecentral.com/recipes/1972/durable-cake-for-3d-and-wedding-cakes

I did it with chocolate and I have tried it with Vanilla and both turned out great. You can use either strawberry pudding, white chocolate, vanilla or even cheesecake since you are doing a cream cheese frosting.
post #4 of 23
I've made straight-from-the-box cake-mix-cakes under fondant with no problem at all. why do you think it will turn to mush?
post #5 of 23
I'm afraid of my scratch cakes under fondant... box cakes are a dream under fondant. That was how I learned to cover cakes... lots of boxes. I use DH.
post #6 of 23
I agree. I've never had a problem with fondant on a box mix cake. When I've had difficulties, it's always been because of some issue with the buttercream under the fondant.
post #7 of 23
The bridal shower cake I just posted was pilsbury strawberry mix. It
worked great!
post #8 of 23
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Originally Posted by indydebi

I've made straight-from-the-box cake-mix-cakes under fondant with no problem at all. why do you think it will turn to mush?



She might think that because she's planning on using fresh strawberries and simple syrup. I've not had luck using fresh strawberries...they do turn to mush.

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post #9 of 23
How would freeze dried strawberries hold up? I've used freeze dried blueberries in a white choc mud cake.. they were soaked in raspberry infused vodka first.. oh my it was goooooood! They softened up like fresh berries but without the excessive moistness that fresh berries would produce. Could be an option?!
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post #10 of 23
I make strawberry cakes using the wasc method all the time (my hubbys fave)...i sub strawberry yogurt for the sour cream and strawberry milk for the liquid and use loran strawberry oil for the extract...soooooo yummy and holds great under fondant (i use mmf and fondarific) icon_smile.gif
post #11 of 23
When I make my strawberry cake I use the WASC recipe. Instead of the water I use either strawberry daiquiri mix or I make a puree. This has always provided me with a good stable cake for covering with fondant. I have tried using fresh strawberries in the recipe but it makes for a wet cake. HTH
post #12 of 23
When I make strawberry cake, I use my white cake recipe (I only bake from scratch) and add strawberry icing fruit and strawberry oil/flavoring. And that's how I make orange cake and lemon cake, also. icing fruits are your best friend.
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post #13 of 23
What are icing fruits?
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post #14 of 23
I would like to know if the cream cheese icing is good to use to cover a strawberry cake made from a pillsbury cake mix for a marshmallow fondant. i really hate buttercream?? thumbsdown.gif
post #15 of 23
I put cream cheese under fondant. It worked well. I even put it on a little thick.
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