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Hi all,

I am making a barbie cake and will need to carve the cake I would like to try Hershey's chocolate cake as I have seen many raves about it on CC. Can anyone please confirm that this cake is sturdy enough to carve .  This is a cake for my sons class mate and it would be my first customer from my sons class, I would like to make  a really good cake that is kid friendly  not too rich just right for  a bunch of five year olds any suggestions would  be appreciated.

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I have not made the Hershey's recipe for a while, but I abandoned it because it was too moist and fudgey.  I would be concerned, if my memory is correct,  that it would not carve well.  My favorite chocolate cake, the one I always use, is a nice texture, very deep chocolate taste, not dry, but not dense.  I have carved it, undercut it (topsy turvy) and torted it into thin layers, all with no problem.  It is the Deluxe Devil's Food cake on the back of the Softasilk cake box .  I use real full fat Bulgarian style buttermilk, and Hersheys Special Dark Cocoa.  It is very easy to throw together, and has never failed me so far.  HTH

 

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http://www.pillsburybaking.com/recipes/details/3107

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Hi all,

I am making a barbie cake and will need to carve the cake I would like to try Hershey's chocolate cake as I have seen many raves about it on CC. Can anyone please confirm that this cake is sturdy enough to carve .  This is a cake for my sons class mate and it would be my first customer from my sons class, I would like to make  a really good cake that is kid friendly  not too rich just right for  a bunch of five year olds any suggestions would  be appreciated.

I've made that cake quite a few times before.. I think it would be too soft to carve. Although I haven't personally tried, I wasn't really into the decorating side whenever I made it. I'm sure others on here have better recipes for carving...

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I actually just used this recipe to carve the Bambi cake in my album. I did not have any problems carving it (I did carve it partially frozen). I did have some construction problems after carving when I added the head but I don't believe that was related to the cake at all I think it was just because I did not put enough support in it. So from my experience I would say the recipe will be just fine. icon_smile.gif

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If you bake the cake layers in graduated tins, you will minimize the carving and have more success with it.  I have used a similar recipe to make a Barbie cake with alternating chocolate and vanilla layers.  If you're going all chocolate, I'd carve it as cold as possible, even slightly frozen and use a serrated blade.  HTH and good luck.

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I have not made the Hershey's recipe for a while, but I abandoned it because it was too moist and fudgey.  I would be concerned, if my memory is correct,  that it would not carve well.  My favorite chocolate cake, the one I always use, is a nice texture, very deep chocolate taste, not dry, but not dense.  I have carved it, undercut it (topsy turvy) and torted it into thin layers, all with no problem.  It is the Deluxe Devil's Food cake on the back of the Softasilk cake box .  I use real full fat Bulgarian style buttermilk, and Hersheys Special Dark Cocoa.  It is very easy to throw together, and has never failed me so far.  HTH

 

I love this recipe!

 

http://www.pillsburybaking.com/recipes/details/3107

Hi Yortma ,

thanks for your response I have checked the recipe out and it looks really good and easy to make , I will try it out and see how it goes .

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thanks all , I will get to baking and let you know how it goes.

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Hershey's was a disaster!!! I thought it would hold up after freezing but look what happened ,lets just say I had very little sleep trying to get the cake done in time  i have posted  the  results in my photo album. I  ended up using Lindsys fudge cake this held up better for carving and the weight of the fondant.

 AppleMark

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OH NO! I had a feeling that cake would not be sturdy enough but I've never carved a 3D so I didn't really know for sure ... sorry this happened but glad you managed to make another cake !

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