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Best white cake for a two-tiered fondant covered cake?

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I know this seems to be the ultimate question, but does does anyone have a really wonderful white cake recipe?  I'm making a two tiered funfetti cake for my soon-to-be nephew's baby shower that will be covered in fondant.  It seems like the repeating problem I have with covering cakes in fondant is that since the fondant acts almost like a plastic wrap, my cakes end up too moist and dense (for my tastes anyways, it doesn't seem to bother anyone else).  I'm trying to find a somewhat sturdy white cake that isn't going to be so dense and moist that it's almost hard to swallow without chasing it with milk!  :)   I've got three cakes due within a week and a half on top of my full time job, so I really have one shot in making a great cake that works!

 

Thanks in advance!!

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i really like sylvia weinstock's 'yellow' cake recipe

 

she has two that i know of --i like the one with sour cream

 

i just cut back on the egg yolks and it's white enough for me

 

use shortening and it's really white

 

but it's a great cake

 

http://homecooking.about.com/od/cakerecipes/r/blc13.htm

 

and i typo'd this recipe once and i've been using 2.5 cups of flour :) 

favorite slogan "you sweet talker, Betty Crocker"

 

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post #3 of 4

Try "A better white cake"  .  It can be found on fromscratchsf.com .  It is by one of the CC moderators, Jennifer 

Bratko, and it is wonderful.  

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The WASC recipe does really well. Recipe is here on CC.
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