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I'm doing a wedding cake in about 2 weeks, and I'm looking for good, sturdy cakes that will travel well. I need a marble cake recipe, a chocolate cake recipe, and a vanilla or white cake recipe.
I have to drive to Palm Springs, and I know sometimes cakes have a tendency to crack so I would prefer if I could keep them from doing so. I will have backups just in case, but if anybody can help me I would so appreciate it.
By Moemoe from Temple City, CA
Moemoe, when I make a wedding cake and have been doing this for many years, I add 2 tablespoons of mayonnaise to my mix. It gives me a moist cake and it should not crack. Mine never does and yours shouldn't. If you've not over baked them. Dryness causes a cake to crack, or your oven is too hot. Place them on racks as soon as they come from the oven letting them cool and to transport them. Place on a clean board covered with either heavy duty foil or clean cloth place mats. I use to place mine in a clean pillow case to keep the dirt off and you can get quite a few in a pillow case if it's lying on the side flat. It also keeps them from sliding around. lulu
Treat the layers with a simple syrup glaze to make them very moist. Any cookbook will tell you how. Also, always freeze the cake first and then thaw (possibly on the trip). This makes for a firmer more sturdy cake with richer flavor. Have a great trip! Good luck with the cake!
Hey, I've always had great luck using Duncan Hines cake mix. People rave about the flavor and don't even know it's a mix. I've very rarely had trouble with cracking. Perhaps you're baking your cakes too long and they crack. The best way to deliver a cake is in tiers and put together on site. Be sure to use dowels for extra support.
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First of all, thank you for everyone that answered my last request. I have another one. Does anyone know where I can find plans/recipes for making your own wedding cake?