My Cakes Fell Apart - Same Recipe - What Happened?!

Baking By cakenovice2010 Updated 25 Nov 2010 , 11:52pm by cakenovice2010

cakenovice2010 Posted 25 Nov 2010 , 11:21pm
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I have a buttercake recipe I use ALWAYS. I got it from my teacher and it's always been perfect. I made two cakes in 3 inch pans, the only different thing I did was insert a rose nail into the bottom of the pan. The cakes were really moist but that's bad - they were falling apart when levelling and torting, then my buttercream melted. It's really cold in my kitchen. I figure the buttercream was too much milk but the cake recipes have been the same.

Would the cake nail really cause them to do this?? I have an order for tomorrow and I'm starting ALL over again. icon_sad.gifthumbsdown.gif

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Karen337 Posted 25 Nov 2010 , 11:48pm
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Weird. It sounds like they were underbaked. I don't think it was the cake nail.

cakenovice2010 Posted 25 Nov 2010 , 11:52pm
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They baked for 1 hour and 30 minutes...they weren't raw at all, I have had that happen before. They looked awesome but totally fell apart when it came to layering.

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