farmgirl2012 Posted 2 Sep 2013 , 12:10am
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I was making a half sheet cake (12x18)  last week for a retirement party and when I tried to handle the cake it would split.  Then, it would just try to crumble on me.  I am fairly new to this and only make cakes for friends and relatives.  Does anybody know why it would do that?

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JSKConfections Posted 2 Sep 2013 , 12:13am
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Was it over baked?

Smckinney07 Posted 2 Sep 2013 , 12:14am
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ADo you mean it split while transporting, picking it up on the board after being decorated? Or when you're trying to remove from the pan?

farmgirl2012 Posted 2 Sep 2013 , 12:17am
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I baked it the day before and then I wrapped it in syran wrap.  It split when I was trying to take the syran wrap off.  Is there a better way to keep it overnight?

 

I don't believe it was over baked.
 

Smckinney07 Posted 2 Sep 2013 , 1:04am
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AI wrap my cakes with a cake board underneath so they have some support, also I freeze or refrigerate-it's easier for me to carve and torte with cold cakes.

Smckinney07 Posted 2 Sep 2013 , 1:06am
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AIt could be your recipe, have you used it before? It just broke and crumbled?

farmgirl2012 Posted 2 Sep 2013 , 12:46pm
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Okay thanks for the advice! I have used this recipe before with circle cakes and never had a problem.  I just think maybe the bigger sheet cakes can not be handled as much as like and 8 in circle.
 

MimiFix Posted 2 Sep 2013 , 12:57pm
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The colder your cake, the easier it should be to handle. I always prefer to work with a well-chilled cake.

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