I baked a cake last night for my final wilton III class...so it will be a wedding cake. I guess I didn't use enough cake release on the pan and while I was trying to get the cake out it cracked in several places and part of the bottom stuck to the pan (luckliy it was one large piece).
I was able to scrape out the bottom and put back on the cake. I wrapped it in saran wrap and the bottom still has few holes but I should be able to fix that w/filling.
My concern is there are several large cracks thoughout the cake. Starting at the edge and moving towards the center. None of them reach the center....but I was wondering if the cake will be stable enough to still use as a stacked cake?
My teacher gave us a guideline for doing the stacked cake.......but guess she can't forsee all problems we would have!!
The cake will be a 2 layer 10" round w/a 2 layer 6" round sitting on top of that. Both will have filling and will be covered in fondant. Should I just rebake another layer or should this cake work?? I would hate to get my cake done and the thing fall in on me!!
Thanks in advance for any help.
I wouldn't risk it. But I'm paranoid. If it had one crack I would, but a whole bunch I would be afraid.
This might help you http://www.cakecentral.com/cake-decorating-ftopict-5415-cake.html+balls
I wouldn't risk it either. I would go ahead and bake another layer.
And hey, gives you a good reason to make cake balls just as Sugar suggested. I made them for the first time 2 weeks ago, and I still can't get over how delicious they are!!!
I would rebake the layer. If you weren't adding fondant it might be okay, but with the added wieght of the fondant, i would be afraid it would fall apart.
I've had a couple crack on me like yours and I had to cover cracks up when I got to the reception area to set the cake up .. it's just not worth the headache nor the stress... I'd rebake a new layer if it were me.
Thanks, thought I was going to be ahead of schedule. Oh well!! Next time will make sure I use enough cake release!!
But I'll def. being making a lot of cake balls!!!
Take it from me it won't work. You need a stabalized cake & when they crack like 4 of mine did last week I had to start all over. It liked to have killed me to do that!! Next cake you'll be ahead of time so don't worry to much~
That cake ball recipe sounds great! I usually let my kids attack all the cake tops, but maybe I'll have to try that recipe with some. Thanks!
to help get your cake out of the pan, line the bottom of the pan with parchment or wax paper. I never have one stick when using this method. I just peal the paper off the cake before icing.
I'm glad everyone suggested not using the cake. My friend had a cake crack once, and we both decided it would be fine to use. (It was a wedding cake). The cake caved in (even with lots of dowel rods) on the way to the reception, and there wasn't a save for it...a totally ruined wedding cake with no time to make another...It was a hard lesson learned!