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!
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??
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!
So I can't turn it into a giant cake ball then??
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.
I agree, Rebake and no need to crave the grooves just ice, fondant and press the grooves in with the edge of you hand.
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??
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!)
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.
No worries about making grooves at all..
Fill the middle with the cake ball yummy filling from the other cake.
CBMom I was going to say the same thing. Bundt pan works perfectly!
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!
Thanks so much everyone!
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.
rebake and use a bundt pan....... good luck
Great job! I love the little characters.
Your cake is AWESOME!!!!
How darling is that!!
Great job..and good tip on the scoring!
Good Job it came out very cute
Your cake came out great!! You should be proud!!
Wow! it looks great. Outstanding job.
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.