ASo I'm pretty new in the cake business and was contracted to to my second wedding cake (from scratch, the first I only had to decorate). As I usually do, I planned every detail months in advance and purchased all items needed which I received 2 days before the wedding (I live in the Caribbean).
First headache. The cake was to be four tiers of teal and white fondant covered cakes. When I baked the cakes, I realized the 12 inch and 10 inch pan were very close in size ad I still can't understand what caused this as I double checked the pan sizes. But I could not do anything about that, so I left them as is.
Second headache. Where I live to where the reception was to take place was about half an hour distance laced with horrid roads with winding corners. So transportation was hell to deliver a tired cake.
Third headache. All these things were minuscule I comparison to the final headache. In the high heat of the Caribbean, my strawberry buttercream, under the white layered fondant began to melt.
Just let that soak in for a minute.
Melting pink buttercream under your white fondant.
Needless to say I was petrified and all attempts to save the tier proved futile. In the end I had to remove the tier altogether and make the four tiered cake a now three tiered one.
Worst. Day. Ever.
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That's a gorgeous cake - and I'm sure it was still lovely as a three tier version. So glad that the couple loved it. The stress is worth it when you know your work is valued!
ASounds like a hell of a day! Glad you were able to salvage it!!
Still looks beautiful!! ugh but do i ever know the disaster of heat and cakes (esp. fondant)