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?!
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.
Thanks Jamie! I do have to transport this cake. What do you think the chances are of it surviving???
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.
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!!
I've had to hold a couple of cakes before while hubby drove. Sometimes you just have too!!
Why do people not like the prospect of carrying cakes? Because they're generally heavy?
Oh, and maybe I should clarify...I'm not driving while I'm holding a cake..lol! I always have someone else drive me!
Yeah, I didn't think you were driving AND holding the cake. That would be a talent though!
Eh, ya never know though, I guarantee you SOMEONE thought it! Or would!
I just wanted to say thanks again Jamie! The cake ended up transporting just fine and was a huge hit!