During a full week of baking last week and a dump load of leftover egg yolks, I threw in several batches of egg sponge cakes using low cost ingredients(a/p flour instead of cake flour, shortening instead of butter...that type thing)...(this ain't the disaster)...they were going to be used for 'dummies'...baked, wrapped, labeled, dated, froze. ( I told this part just 'cause I didn't want ya'll thinkin' I was just blowin' ingredients for the hellofit.
Here is where the disaster(near disaster) begins. Today, is play day. I take all the layers out...gonna be a 5 tier...12,10,8,6,4...I have no clue(shot myself in the foot by icing all the dang tiers white too) what I want to do.
crumb coat, ice, straight stack. I'm thinkin' the whole time, oh, yeah, I'm gettin' better at this icin' and stackin' thing. hmmmmph.
I get the 6" on the stack and look at all the tiers...hmmmmm...that second one from the bottom don't look so good. The damn thing has got a bubble! where the heck did that come from??????? Oh, heyall no! It's bulging!!!!!!!!! wth is going on here????????? I walk out of the kitchen ...gotta get away from it before I Viva the dang thing to death(trying to apply pressure to what is starting to look like a cushion tier(the sides were looking rounded). I go back in and I'm thinkin' F-it, I'm gonna put that 4"er on there and I do. Step back and look at it again...LOL...uh...it's now leaning.
Okay, I'm just gonna do it...I'm gonna disassemble it. 4 off, 6 off, 8 off...HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA oh good gravy! I didn't dowel the 10 ! 10 off...I'm kinda glad it happened though...after I had walked away from it, I came in here to look at cakes and seen quite a few I'd like to try...the ones with the flowers between the tiers.
My lesson learned? I will never say I never would forget to dowel! In umpteen years, this is my first. I'll be checking and double checking from now on(at least that's the plan)
At least you caught it before continuing on farther.
Ain't that the truth?!
and it was just for play.....
yeah...but it still would've been a pisser had it bit the dust.
Sure would have!