Cake Cracked!! Help!!

Decorating By Briniga Updated 22 Nov 2009 , 2:32am by Briniga

Briniga Posted 21 Nov 2009 , 6:21pm
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I made a grooms cake - full sheet, iced & put fondant on it, the next day it cracked really bad in the middle, im making a new one now, i know i didnt have a great support underneath it at the time, so can i use dowels through it long ways, will that help?

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mim1106 Posted 21 Nov 2009 , 8:03pm
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I would just use a more sturdy support base. Putting dowel rods through it long ways would make it difficult for them to cut, wouldn't it?

indydebi Posted 21 Nov 2009 , 9:18pm
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Full sheet is an 18x24 and for those I use a real wooden board from Lowe's. For smaller cakes (12x18 ... half sheet) I use at least 3 cardboards. And that's just for single layer cakes.

Texas_Rose Posted 21 Nov 2009 , 9:24pm
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1/2" thick foamcore board would probably work too.

littlecake Posted 21 Nov 2009 , 9:39pm
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i get full sheet pads from sams....they are pretty sturdy, i make full sheets almost every week.

when i decorate them i put the full sheet cake pan on the turntable upside down to give the cake more support while i'm decorating it.

flimsey cake pads will fold up on ya, even for a half sheet.

FleurDeCake Posted 21 Nov 2009 , 9:40pm
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I really like the foam core boards they provide good sturdy suppor and won't bend .

Briniga Posted 22 Nov 2009 , 2:32am
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thank you all for this, from now on i will use a thick wooden base for the cake icon_smile.gif

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