Major Disaster!

Decorating By ElmwoodHero Updated 19 Jul 2010 , 3:35am by DeezTreatz

ElmwoodHero Posted 2 Jul 2010 , 1:51am
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Ok, so i was making a cake for a first communion party, and i totally over did myself. I read a serving guide wrong and made to big of a cake. The party was for 45 people. I made a two, 16.5 inch oval cakes stacked. Then i made a cross cake on top of that. I put 2 cans of betty crocker filling inbetween the ovals. I put fondant on top of all of this. I finished up and it looked AWESOME. At about 2am I went to bed. The next morning I woke up and the bottom oval buckled under the weight and the top layer slid over. There was a giant bulge in the fondant. It was unfixable. So i then restarted making the cake smaller. It looked a lot better and i was happy with it.

2 bad i didnt have a camera. Shucks

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aprilblack Posted 2 Jul 2010 , 1:55am
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sounds like you will have lots of scraps for cake balls icon_smile.gif

RosieC Posted 10 Jul 2010 , 3:29am
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mmmmmmmmmmm...did somebody say "cakeballs" LOL

UpAt2am Posted 10 Jul 2010 , 3:41am
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did you not have the cross cake on a cakeboard and supports in the oval cake underneath where the cross was? if no, then that's why it buckled.

Karen421 Posted 10 Jul 2010 , 3:43am
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CAKEBALLS!!!!!!! icon_biggrin.gificon_biggrin.gifthumbs_up.gif

kansaslaura Posted 11 Jul 2010 , 5:07am
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It's been determined why the cake buckled, sometimes it's the best way to learn--that'll never happen again.

I wanted to chime in on your avatar--that is interesting! Did you make that?? A KA mixer with a Tupperware That's a bowl?? Most unique...

leah_s Posted 11 Jul 2010 , 11:42am
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What type of support did you use in the cake?

Canned frosting?

DeezTreatz Posted 19 Jul 2010 , 2:57am
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Karen421 Posted 19 Jul 2010 , 3:29am
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Seriously, yummy - bite size ( or larger if you like) cake - combined with frosting - rolled in balls and covered in a glaze or ganache (I'll cover anything with ganache icon_biggrin.gificon_biggrin.gif )

DeezTreatz Posted 19 Jul 2010 , 3:35am
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MMM sounds delicious! Those pictures of cakeballs look amazing!
I can't say or type that without laughing!
Have yet to try ganache!

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