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Lunita13, I don't think I was reading too much into the way the cake was in the picture because I was trying to use the picture to figure out why the cake collapsed. If it was from something I did, I want to be able to correct it so this doesn't happen again. If it was caused by the customer, then I don't have to be so paranoid about having this happen again or changing the way I do my cakes after doing things the same way for 5 years.
The cake before the collapse
Also, I had put down a very thin layer of buttercream on top of the cake before I put on the sleeve filling so the filling would not soak into the cake. 
To answer the question about the cake sitting for a day and a half, yes, I finished the cake the morning before the pickup (which was 2pm the next day) and the cake was in a small room that was very cool with air conditioning on.  The woman did not ask for her money back and didn't even really complain about it.  She just said that the next time she orders a cake from us, she will have us deliver it. The picture of the cake in the box is very strange not only because it...
Yeah. that was my first thought when she sent the picture was that someone dropped the box on that one side,  I cant believe how far out the side of the cake is from where it used to be.  The dowels that are visible in the cake were underneath the top cake and the pink frosting on top of the left side of the bottom cake was actually the border around the top cake.  That shows how far out it blew out.  I'm still in shock.
As you can see, the whole bottom of the cake has been pushed out very far all the way from the front to the back on that one side.  My reason for thinking that they dropped the whole box on one side is because all the dowels in the bottom cake are still standing straight up,  It seems like if the cake collapsed, the dowels would be at an angle and also because of the huge extent of damage to it.  It also looks like someone's fingerprint on top of the top cake and on the...
How do I post the pictures?
I have made probably hundreds of tier cakes the same way over the past 5 years and never had a problem with one collapsing until now so I'm not sure if it was something I did or something the customer did after they picked it up. It was a 2-tier, 8" and 10", buttercream covered, chocolate cake bottom tier with strawberry pastry filling, vanilla top tier with vanilla buttercream filling.  The cake sat for a day and a half  at my house with no sign of any problems.  The...
I just received a wedding order for August and the theme is going to be Victorian.  I have to make 30 centerpiece cakes (6").  What is the best and easiest way to make fondant lace for the cakes.  I need to come up with about 8 different cake designs since they do not want them all to look the same.  Any suggestions on the best place to buy lace molds or cutters and what is the best kind to get.
When I attach a paper label to a cake with fondant, I use double stick tape to attach waxed paper to the back of the label.  Then I use piping gel to attach it to the cake.  Using the waxed paper under the label will keep the non-edible ink from coming through the paper onto the fondant, which would be eaten. 
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