Pumpkin Shape Disaster...please Help Now!

Decorating By MrsNancyB1 Updated 11 Nov 2009 , 11:01pm by cabecakes

MrsNancyB1 Posted 28 Oct 2009 , 8:02pm
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Here I am with my first disaster.

I made a cake in the Wilton ball pan. Then I wanted to carve grooves in it to make a pumpkin shape. The problem is, I carved the grooves too deep, and the cake just completely fell apart! icon_cry.gif

What can I do to salvage this??? The only thing I can think of is to mix the cake with frosting and shape a giant cake ball and then carve the cake ball making certain not to make the grooves too deep.

Will this taste good? Will they be able to slice this 'cake' like normally??

Please help!!!

19 replies
catlharper Posted 28 Oct 2009 , 8:13pm
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Unless anyone else has an idea the only thing I can see at this point is to rebake. I'm so sorry this happened to you, cake disasters are awful!

MrsNancyB1 Posted 28 Oct 2009 , 8:20pm
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So I can't turn it into a giant cake ball then??

PinkZiab Posted 28 Oct 2009 , 8:24pm
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I suggest rebaking, and then rather than carving the grooves into the cake, frost it and cover it fondant (if that's what you're using) and then make the groove impressions into the buttercream or fondant.

MBHazel Posted 28 Oct 2009 , 8:28pm
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I agree, Rebake and no need to crave the grooves just ice, fondant and press the grooves in with the edge of you hand.

MrsNancyB1 Posted 28 Oct 2009 , 8:33pm
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Thank you! I've got my ingredients mixing now. I'm like a frantic lady all over my kitchen as we speak.

I'm just concerned about making the grooves with my hand. I wonder if they will appear deep enough??

MBHazel Posted 28 Oct 2009 , 8:42pm
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They will look perfect. Just don't try to make them "PERFECT" and use enough icing to help with that. (Don't get carried away, but more than a skim coat!)

auntginn Posted 28 Oct 2009 , 8:43pm
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I say, Why make a giant cake ball, use the disaster to make mini cake ball pumpkins. But to answer your question about the giant cake ball YES!! If you look in my pics, I have a baby laying down, fondant covered. I made this from a mold that I have and I pressed cake ball mixture into it. I let it chill overnite, removed from fridge and covered in fondant. Was for my nieces baby shower, but have made it several times over. My family and customers love cake balls, we sliced it up just fine.

CBMom Posted 29 Oct 2009 , 1:54am
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Bundt pan!

No worries about making grooves at all..
Fill the middle with the cake ball yummy filling from the other cake.

Good luck!

terrijproductions Posted 29 Oct 2009 , 2:11am
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CBMom I was going to say the same thing. Bundt pan works perfectly!

apetricek Posted 29 Oct 2009 , 2:24am
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I just made one of these for a baby shower,...I used a bundt pan, and baked two of course, covered in icing, and then covered in fondant worked perfect!

MrsNancyB1 Posted 29 Oct 2009 , 2:38am
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Thanks so much everyone! icon_smile.gif

I actually had to re-bake the cake completely. The second time around I didn't 'cut' the grooves into the cake, but rather I 'scored' them into the cake. When I covered it in fondant, I could feel where I had scored the cake and used the edge of my hand to indent the area.

Here's a pic of the cake.

Thanks again!

madgeowens Posted 29 Oct 2009 , 2:55am
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rebake and use a bundt pan.......icon_smile.gif good luck

terrijproductions Posted 29 Oct 2009 , 12:01pm
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Great job! I love the little characters.

luvmysmoother Posted 29 Oct 2009 , 2:54pm
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Your cake is AWESOME!!!!icon_smile.gif

CBMom Posted 30 Oct 2009 , 6:40pm
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How darling is that!!
Great job..and good tip on the scoring! thumbs_up.gif

customcakesupplies Posted 2 Nov 2009 , 1:19am
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Good Job it came out very cute

gscout73 Posted 5 Nov 2009 , 12:52am
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Your cake came out great!! You should be proud!!

nancysmom Posted 10 Nov 2009 , 3:05am
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Wow! it looks great. Outstanding job. thumbs_up.gif

cabecakes Posted 11 Nov 2009 , 11:01pm
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Great follow-through. Love the little trick-or-treaters. Don't throw that cake away, now, be sure to make you some cake balls with it.

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