Sinking Cake

Decorating By bmoser24 Updated 18 Apr 2010 , 3:10pm by sillywabbitz

bmoser24 Posted 18 Apr 2010 , 6:40am
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I just made a 3 tier cake 10, 8, 6...and used cardboard w/dowels under 2nd tier...i thought the small tier on top would be ok, since i didnt have a 6 in board. Well it's starting to sink on one side.
i know what i did wrong...but want to know if will stop collapsing or if i freeze it till tomorrow will it hold for 12 hrs??? I dont want to disassemble it now. It hasn't sunk much in 9 hours, but not sure about 16 more!

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SpecialtyCakesbyKelli Posted 18 Apr 2010 , 6:55am
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Can you put a wedge under the side that is sinking?

bmoser24 Posted 18 Apr 2010 , 7:04am
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no, i don't think so....there is no support (board) under the 6in.....the cake is resting on the 2nd tier fondant. I cant put anything under it to lift it. What do you thinkabout the freezer?

bmoser24 Posted 18 Apr 2010 , 7:15am
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BTW it's the 2nd tier thats collapsing, the 6 in on top of it is offf centered (on purpose). Here's a pic , doesnt look too bad. I'm afraid it will llok worse if i try to fix it.

bmoser24 Posted 18 Apr 2010 , 2:34pm
post #5 of 6's the next morning, I decided to not freeze it because of the decorations, although i have had success in freezing before (emergency only). I kept my home very cool and prayed. It seems as though it has not sunk any more than last night!!! Yeah! It will be warm today so I think i'll keep it real cold and transport in a cooled down car.
I'll never take a short cut is soooo important to a cake you put so much love into.

sillywabbitz Posted 18 Apr 2010 , 3:10pm
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It's a very cute cake. I love purple. As you said lesson learned. So glad it worked out for you.

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