I'm new at this, only started decorating classes in January. Took Wilton I&II but haven't been able to go on since their new class minimums...
Anyway, You all here @ CC have taught me a lot and I'm using fondant decorations and can tier cakes without them collapsing in transport! That said...what I did this morning was completely stupid on my part.
I had a 2 layer cake (8" and 10" rounds, 3" high) in my regular old plastic cake carrier that I was taking into work for a co-workers birthdays. I took my hand off the bottom of the carrier so I could shut the door and the bottom came off the carrier and the cake I spent 2 hours decorating the night before rolled down the steps!
I wanted to cry!!! There was no way to salvage the cake b/c the cement steps had scraped off the icing in several spots down to the cake itself and I was NOT about to try to re-ice and serve to my co-workers (icky!). The only thing I could do was pick up the tiers and toss in in the trash
Just spent this evening re-baking and decorating and doing the fondant details...they better enjoy this cake!
I've learned my lesson...ALWAYS carry a cake with 2 hands under the cake!
Oh, that's a bummer! Sorry that happened to you.
We've all done something silly. Hang in there!
Thats horriable. Ive had to redo cakes for that reason. My latest cake disaster was my spider man cake. When I finished it, his hand was in a very unfriendly place and it made him look like he had a male body part. I was horrified. This was a cake for a five year old. So I made another one and brought the disaster to the childs father ( which is my best friend.) he loved it. So it worked out in the end. The kids had a nice birthday cake and the Adults had a nice laugh at the disaster cake.
I feel for you sista. The same thing happened to me two years ago. I was going to my MIL house and I had made two cakes. One was a red velvet that I think tasted gross. I was my first time making it. The second was a chocolate cake from the box and just can icing. I did it at the last minute because my son had found my red velvet cake and grabbed a huge hunk out of it. So I made what I had in the house. Well I was walking to the car and went to open the car door and the cake fell out onto the driveway. I was devestated. I just cried. I called the family and said I wasnt coming and told them what happened. My MIL and SIL laughed so hard and said brind the red velvet. They didnt care that my son had grabbed a chunk out! I was so sad that my husband had to get it off the pavement and throw it in the trash bc I was too busy crying. It's funny now but I've learned a valuable lesson "Hold the bottoms of cakes because they can fall!"
Did that on the 16" round base tier of a 3 tier wedding cake!! I was rushing to get it loaded and was carrying with one hand while I opened the door to go outside and it tilted and fell!!! I barely caught it before it hit the ground but the force of the fall and the catch caused the layers to slide (even though there were dowls in it). I had to take it back inside, scrape off all the BC and decorations and do a record setting redecorating job in like 10 minutes!!! Needless to say I was late to the reception and EVERYONE was upset with me...
Always carry from the bottom with two hands!