Never has happened to me before. The second layer of my base tier split right in half when I was putting in onto the bottom layer. Do I need to re-bake? Or would you use it? OMG, this has been one problem after another!
Ouch, how big is this layer- and is it round, square, etc?, and what are you using to stack your cake- ie: dowels, pillars, etc? I like using icing as glue to fix boo boo's, but depends on what you are doing beyond the base tier........
it should be fine, ive done it a few times! just use some icing to glue it together again.
even if you are stacking, its the dowels etc that do the supporting, so it sould be fine.
I have been having this problem too and I finally started filling the bottom tier frozen. I was too stressed to take a chance on another cake breaking, so I freeze, dam, fill and crumbcoat but only the big bottom tier. I haven't had any complaints, so I guess it has worked out okay.
Thanks....I freaked (like I said, first time it has happened to me). I pitched it in the trash. I just didn't want to worry about it splitting upon delivery. It was a 12" square. I swear, this is the cake from hades. This is the third time I've baked it...the first time I forgot 2/3 cup of water. Aggggh. And once ONE thing goes wrong (with me), then I start screwing up EVERYTHING. It snowballs. Breathe.....Breathe.....
It depends on what kind of cake it is! If you are doing a tiered cake that you have to use it as support, I would rebake. But if it is just a 2 layer cake, I would frost it together.
I agree with re-baking. If it's the bottom of a tiered cake.
It's a 12" square bottom of a tiered cake, but it was the top layer (2 -2" layers). The bottom layer was butter cake, the top layer was chocolate (that's the one that broke). I did re-bake the chocolate. Wish me luck that I don't bust it in half again when I put it on the butter layer. Grrrrrrr. Thanks, everyone!
Fingers crossed, cakedesigner59!