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    Default Help! Cake recipe to cover with fondant

    Hoping one of you clever ladies can help me! I plan on making a two tiered cake covered in fondant for DS birthday. I've done two teirs before, but it's been choc mud.
    As its for a first birthday, I would like to make the bottom teir a non choc flavour. Anyone have a recipe that stands up to fondant and will hold a top layer?
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    Any type of cake should hold up to fondant and a top layer, you just need to put the dowel rods in it to hold the top layer up.

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    What about a vanilla mud?

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    We've done caramel and white choc cakes for 1st birthdays - less messy! And they hold the fondant. But I also ganache them with some white choc as it tastes nicer, before putting the fondant on top. Probably makes putting the fondant on top a little easier too.

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    Can use fruit cake as well.
    But your best bet would be a mud to keep the shape and take the weight.
    Places like cake decorating central also sell flavouring for cakes. So you can have a white choc with raspberry. Caramel, few others too. They also sell commercial cake mix which stands the length of time it takes to cover and decorate yet still be moist.

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    Any dense cake should be able to take the weight easily enough.

    Madeira cake is one that should work, that isn't a mud cake.

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    Ive always used just regular butter cake for my cakes, and I use marshmallow fondant. Never had any issues with sinking etc.

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    Thanks ladies! Think il do an easy butter cake, fingers crossed!


 

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