Aaaahhhhh My Cake Broke !!!

Decorating By iCookiBake Updated 12 Apr 2013 , 11:07pm by IAmPamCakes

iCookiBake Posted 12 Apr 2013 , 5:02pm
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I just baked in a 9x13 and tried to turn the cake out pretty much right after taking it out of the oven. It came out fine, then I stupidly decide to flip it back over onto something else to cool and it broke!!! Whyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy

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iCookiBake Posted 12 Apr 2013 , 5:12pm
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It didn't completely break or crumble up .. wonder if I can salvage it or should I start over .. just a pain because I even used a cake extender and that's so many ingredients wasted, ugh. It's for my nephew for tomorrow although he doesn't really even know I'm making, otherwise I'd be freaking right about now!

IAmPamCakes Posted 12 Apr 2013 , 5:20pm
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AIt should be ok as long as you haven't lost any parts to the floor. It should have been left in the pan for a little longer though. The crumb needs time to set before you mess with a cake. Just make sure it's put back together & leave it alone until it's cooled. Did you use another cooling rack or board when you flipped it? I always 'sandwich' my cake layer between either of those (cooling rack if cake is warm; board if it is cool) to flip.

iCookiBake Posted 12 Apr 2013 , 5:21pm
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Yes I flipped it between the two but it still broke .. it pretty much split down the middle length-wise. After it cools, then what? Should I put icing between the cracks ?

Norasmom Posted 12 Apr 2013 , 5:25pm
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Yes, spackle it together with icing...works like a charm!  I hate when cake breaks...icon_sad.gif

iCookiBake Posted 12 Apr 2013 , 5:28pm
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Originally Posted by Norasmom 

Yes, spackle it together with icing...works like a charm!  I hate when cake breaks...icon_sad.gif

 

Ugh it's so frustrating, I had such grand plans for this cake!! LOL I'm trying to laugh about it.. I'm seriously considering baking another one right now.

I'm going to try to patch this up and see what happens ... thanks!

iCookiBake Posted 12 Apr 2013 , 6:00pm
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Originally Posted by IAmPamCakes 
Just make sure it's put back together & leave it alone until it's cooled.

Ok so once it cools, should I put in the fridge/freezer to firm up before I try to patch it up ?

IAmPamCakes Posted 12 Apr 2013 , 6:46pm
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AIt wouldn't hurt. I have broken cakes & just let them sit on the counter until I was ready to work with them. But chilling it will firm it up & might be easier to work with.

iCookiBake Posted 12 Apr 2013 , 10:24pm
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Thank you !! I managed to get it fixed .. I think.

Will post pics eventually

IAmPamCakes Posted 12 Apr 2013 , 11:07pm
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AI'm sure nobody other than you will know the cake broke. Glad things worked out for you so far :)

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