Corner 'sampled' By Child

Decorating By ladydilee Updated 15 Jun 2014 , 3:04am by ladydilee

ladydilee Posted 11 Jun 2014 , 7:34am
post #1 of 12

I am making a three tier square cake for my husband's change of command, 12", 10", and 8". My two year old just decided to 'sample' a fairly large chunk out of the corner of one of the 10" layers while it was cooling. It is at least two inches that is missing on either side of the corner. I am planning three layers for each tier. Other than re-baking, what are my options for dealing with this void? Would filling it with icing be acceptable? Because I baked the layers individually instead of torting, I don't really have any scraps from leveling that could be used to build it back up, if that would even work. Arg! Kids were home for 2 minutes, and this happens.

11 replies
pookashnoo Posted 11 Jun 2014 , 8:19am
post #2 of 12

Sorry I don't have much advice, but the title was excellent! Sounds a bit like my hubby :)

cakebaby2 Posted 11 Jun 2014 , 8:24am
post #3 of 12

Trim it and bake a cake in a loaf tin to Glue the 2" back on with BC?

Cant think of anything else but bake another 10" sorry.

Nadiaa Posted 11 Jun 2014 , 8:24am
post #4 of 12

AI would probably stick a cake scrap to the corner (piece of cupcake or whatever) then build it up with ganache. Worth a shot? Otherwise just rebake and let the kids have the sampled one!

ladydilee Posted 11 Jun 2014 , 9:50am
post #5 of 12

Oh! I like the cupcake idea. I still have one more 12" to bake, so I could pull enough batter from that to do one cup cake, and use that to fill the hole. Thanks!

johnthecaker Posted 11 Jun 2014 , 12:48pm
post #6 of 12

Excuse me for being so bold but isn't this a little unsanitary? I would not want a cake that a child stuck his fingers into and probably then into it's mouth and back again.

 

I think you should bake them a new cake.

ladydilee Posted 13 Jun 2014 , 8:07am
post #7 of 12

The layer was just cake, no frosting. The corner was grabbed by the hand and broken off. I caught him as he was shoving it all in his face, so there was no 'putting back' or gouging finger marks. Simply a missing corner. The cupcake worked well, and it is a moot point, anyways, because that part of the cake didn't get eaten, anyways. Virtually no one showed up. So...now we have a ton of cake to get rid of. )=

bubs1stbirthday Posted 13 Jun 2014 , 8:51am
post #8 of 12

If you have lots of cake that you can't get rid of then just cut it into slices and cling wrap them separately, pop them in the freezer and you will have cake for lunches for a while.

ladydilee Posted 13 Jun 2014 , 9:24am
post #9 of 12

Quote:

Originally Posted by bubs1stbirthday 
 

If you have lots of cake that you can't get rid of then just cut it into slices and cling wrap them separately, pop them in the freezer and you will have cake for lunches for a while.

Thanks for the idea. My husband would probably like that. After I divvy up to everyone I can, I'll do that with the left overs.

johnthecaker Posted 14 Jun 2014 , 9:52pm
post #10 of 12

AOh okay ladidilee :) i was under the impression the cake was for a customer:) I know it can be challenging with kids around.:)

Norasmom Posted 15 Jun 2014 , 12:08am
post #11 of 12

I think repairing it with a piece of cupcake would be a good idea.  I got a laugh out of this post because all I can picture is some cute little kid who just wants the cake so badly…:D

LOL

ladydilee Posted 15 Jun 2014 , 3:04am
post #12 of 12

Quote:

Originally Posted by Norasmom 
 

I think repairing it with a piece of cupcake would be a good idea.  I got a laugh out of this post because all I can picture is some cute little kid who just wants the cake so badly…:D

LOL

Pretty much. This is the child that if he wants something, will stop at nothing to get it. I have found him munching on snacks that *had* been put on top of the fridge. He is 2 and a half, and only 25 lbs, but I can't keep anything away from him. I should have known better than to turn my back on him.

Quote by @%username% on %date%

%body%