Need Emergency Help! Cake Split! Do I Start Over?

Decorating By cakedesigner59 Updated 7 May 2009 , 11:06pm by mbt4955

cakedesigner59 Posted 7 May 2009 , 7:12pm
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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!

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kerri729 Posted 7 May 2009 , 8:02pm
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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........

brincess_b Posted 7 May 2009 , 8:06pm
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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.

mbt4955 Posted 7 May 2009 , 8:08pm
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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.

cakedesigner59 Posted 7 May 2009 , 8:09pm
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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.....

smbegg Posted 7 May 2009 , 8:11pm
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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.


Daisy1 Posted 7 May 2009 , 9:33pm
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I agree with re-baking. If it's the bottom of a tiered cake.

cakedesigner59 Posted 7 May 2009 , 10:11pm
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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!

mbt4955 Posted 7 May 2009 , 11:06pm
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Fingers crossed, cakedesigner59! thumbs_up.gif

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