Big Mistake!

Decorating By Madiken Updated 12 Sep 2009 , 4:52am by __Jamie__

Madiken Posted 10 Sep 2009 , 11:05pm
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Okay so I'm panicking a little right now! I made one of those "popcorn box" cakes today. The cake is made using 6" round layers. I used 4 cakes that are 2" high to construct it. The problem is, I completely forgot to use dowels and a cake board between the 2nd and third layer! So basically, I have stacked 4 2" layers without any support! I have now put one long dowel through all the cakes but I have no idea if this will do any good. Is there any way to save this cake without ripping it apart?! icon_cry.gif

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__Jamie__ Posted 10 Sep 2009 , 11:08pm
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Yes. You'll be fine. Put it in the fridge now, let it firm up. Take it out at the last possible minute to allow it to come to somewhat room temp, but still be a bit firm. Be careful not to jostle it or make it sway.

Madiken Posted 10 Sep 2009 , 11:17pm
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Thanks Jamie! I do have to transport this cake. What do you think the chances are of it surviving???

__Jamie__ Posted 10 Sep 2009 , 11:22pm
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Good. I wouldn't let this cake come to room temp though, I'd serve it slightly still chilled, the firmer the better. Depending on how big it is, I would hold it while transporting so I could shift it around on turns and braking. I know that appals some people, but it's usually what I do, and I'm glad to say I've had 100% success with it.

Madiken Posted 10 Sep 2009 , 11:25pm
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Thanks again Jamie! It's 6" round so it is "holdable". I'll bring my hubby along so he can drive while I monitor the cake and keep my fingers and toes crossed!!

veronica720 Posted 10 Sep 2009 , 11:33pm
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I've had to hold a couple of cakes before while hubby drove. Sometimes you just have too!!

emiyeric Posted 10 Sep 2009 , 11:34pm
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Why do people not like the prospect of carrying cakes? Because they're generally heavy?

__Jamie__ Posted 10 Sep 2009 , 11:35pm
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Oh, and maybe I should clarify...I'm not driving while I'm holding a! I always have someone else drive me! icon_biggrin.gif

Madiken Posted 10 Sep 2009 , 11:37pm
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Yeah, I didn't think you were driving AND holding the cake. That would be a talent though!

__Jamie__ Posted 10 Sep 2009 , 11:39pm
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Eh, ya never know though, I guarantee you SOMEONE thought it! Or would! icon_biggrin.gificon_biggrin.gif

Madiken Posted 12 Sep 2009 , 4:16am
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I just wanted to say thanks again Jamie! The cake ended up transporting just fine and was a huge hit!

__Jamie__ Posted 12 Sep 2009 , 4:52am
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