i made this for a very good friend at work as a thank you for just being her (and her 2 yr old had just seen madagascar ). i made it 4 times and fully decorated it twice!! the first time i took it from the pan it cracked a quick repair and i kept working.i ws almost through when i noticed the crack had returned!another repair and i started to finish the mane when the cake fell into 3 pieces!!i had to go to work so i gave upfor then.when i came home i started again and the cake fell not once ut twice!! i had had enough and went to bed( it was 3:30 am).i gave it another shot in the am and every thing went perfect!! i was afraid of the cake by now though and didn't put a dowel in the head area to stabilize( it was a lamb pan trimed down). it made it all the way to work(30 miles and 2 dirt roads)ut collapsed when i put it in her car!! i almost cried right there but let go a few choice words for that lion .. she said it tasted great though.. thank God!!
Oh I am soooooo sorry! How utterly frustrating!
Aw, I'm sorry It looks like you did an incredible job too. That must be so dissapointing.
I unfortunately know how you feel! I had a similar disaster recently. I'll have to post pictures and tell my story!
At least it tasted good!
I'm so sorry that happened to you! I can only imagine how it must feel.. I've had nightmares of things like that happening to me too ... It looked like you really did a wonderful job on it too... I'm sure it was the thought that counted anyway and I'm sure your friend love the thought and the cake
Ugh! So sorry! I'm glad it tasted great. Looks like it was an awesome cake.
thanks ya'll for the nice comments. she liked it and even ordered another type of cake later so i guess it could have been much worse. knock wood haha
OMG, i feel so bad for you. at lease you it was still edible. i bet it looked so good! lol
Question, when making a stand-up cake, do you combine pound cake with your regular cake recipe or mix? It really helps to keep it firm. When I do a stand-up, I always tell my customers that I would prefer to put the 'stand-up' on a sheet cake, because I use pound cake in the mix and it will make the cake a little dry...they usually agree to the plan.
yeah i make all my stand ups with my grandmas recipe pound cake. but hers is very moist. thak ya'll for the complimets though..