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Good recipe for large cakes?

I'll be making a tiered cake for a wedding shower in a few weeks and am curious if anyone has a tried and true recipe that they know will be consistent in larger pans (12"). It is surprising how many blogs use mixes, and to be honest even though I am a bit of a homemade- cake snob I was considering going that route if it was truly the best idea. But Id rather not... I was thinking maybe a good sheet cake recipe would be a good idea? Thanks for your opinions!

asked by Jennifer W 5 months ago
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added 5 months ago

This is not a classic sheet cake but it can work well.
I made it in a 2 double doses once for a cake sale in Miami and sold all.
I did not layer it, but you could. I can assure you it is delicious especially the buttercream
https://food52.com/recipes...

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added 5 months ago

Thanks:) Although this does sound delicious Im looking for an actual cake recipe for even layers and stacking.

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Nancy

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added 5 months ago

Look at Rose Levy Beranbaum's first cookbook, The Cake Bible.
There's a whole section on making wedding cakes, including the amounts needed for tiers.
Haven't made those, but everything else of the (many) recipes I baked from that book have turned out and tasted delicious.
May be worth buying a copy....you'll find use for it after making the wedding shower cake.
It has good recipes, references, tool & source lists, accessory sub-recipes (icings, garnishes, etc).

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added 5 months ago

I bought The Cake Bible used from Amazon for about $2 recently. Great resource.

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BerryBaby

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added 5 months ago

Check out Ina Garten's site. As a former cater she made many wedding cakes and shares recipes online. I'm a huge Ina fan and find her recipes to fit my style of cooking. Good luck!

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dinner at ten

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added 5 months ago

Deb Perelman of Smitten Kitchen baked a wedding cake for some friends, and chronicled it in a series of posts. Here's the part with the cake recipes (one white, one chocolate, in up to 12" squares): http://smittenkitchen.com...
And here's the links to the other parts: http://smittenkitchen.com...