My First Real Cake Disaster

Decorating By mom2twogrlz Updated 14 Jul 2010 , 5:07am by mom2twogrlz

mom2twogrlz Posted 11 Jul 2010 , 6:51pm
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Well, it happened, I had my first cake crumble and fall on the way to the party. We made it all the way to the house, but as I parked the car it crumbled and fell. I guess I took to the curb a little too fast!

I think there were many errors, any one of them could have been fatal. One, I did not refrigerate my cake before transport, since it was all airbrushed, I didn't want it too bleed. Two, I transported in one piece, since the party was only 5 blocks away. The lighted tower was too much weight to be transported in place. I knew this but I needed to do teh final design elements with it in place. I should have just done it there at the party. Three, the middle tier was a little lopsided. And four, I think I used too many dowels.

And I didn't even get a picture before I transported. live and you learn right?????

Here are a few pictures for your enjoyment!!!

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mom2twogrlz Posted 11 Jul 2010 , 6:53pm
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Here's the crumpled bottom tier.

mom2twogrlz Posted 11 Jul 2010 , 6:54pm
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This is what I was able to salvage. Still kinda cute, minus the cracks.

mom2twogrlz Posted 11 Jul 2010 , 6:55pm
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And the lighted cake stand....such a cute design element, but oh did it go so wrong. But I will try again, yes I will!!!

Kibosh Posted 11 Jul 2010 , 7:16pm
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Oh, I'm so sorry for you. I couldn't imagine how you felt when you realized it fell icon_cry.gif

Well, on the bright side, it looked fantastic and what a great idea!
Hopefully your clients were not too angry, but more sympathetic.

As you said, live and learn. You know all the errors you made and can only learn not to make them again.

leah_s Posted 11 Jul 2010 , 7:41pm
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Good save!

Now can we talk about SPS? Although even with SPS you couldn't transport with the lighted stand in place.

mom2twogrlz Posted 11 Jul 2010 , 7:54pm
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I know it leah_s. I think I am gonna have to give them a try. And Yes, the lighted cake stand was the fatal error. I think all the others would have been ok. I guess I should have just gone with my gut and set it up there.

And luckily it was for a friend, so although it was disappointing, it wasn't too bad. They were so grateful for the effort that they tried to pay we anyway. Of course I declined. I didn't think it was right that they should pay just because they are my friend, a true "client" would have never payed for that.

letsgetcaking Posted 14 Jul 2010 , 5:01am
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Oh, that's so sad, after all that work and such an awesome design. I'm sorry that happened to you. Thanks for sharing your story.

mom2twogrlz Posted 14 Jul 2010 , 5:07am
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It was so sad. It was such a cute cake, and the girl it was for is the sweetest little 11 year old ever! I felt horrible. Luckily, true to her nature, she was grateful for what I did for her anyway, saying, "does that mean I can eat some now?" I love that girl!!! She shrugged it off and wen ton like it was no big deal.

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