I made my first wedding cake and boy have I learned a few things! 1. Never try to fix a cracked bottom tier, just rebake it. I used the WASC recipe for a 16" square bottom tier, both tiers cracked horribly coming out of the pan and I attempted to piece back together, you could see every crack through the fondant., of course I didn't have enough time to rebake 2. Transporting is the most nerve racking thing ever! This was a 4 tier cake so I tiered the bottom 2 and then the top 2 for transport with dowel rods. Well the base cake which was cracked allready completely broke...I looked in the back seat and the whole back of the tier fell off, then my husband went to stop so I could fix it and upon hitting the brakes the whole cake slid into the front seat, denting the top tier and of course as if this couldn't get worse the cake board hit the very top tier that was sitting on the floor! Uggh..I was close to tears as this cake was for a good friend. 3. It's just cake! I managed to get my crumbled mess to the reception hall and thankfully had some time to fix it as best I could, actually surprising myself! I covered the cracks with flowers I made and stacked them heavy on one side to cover the unevenness. Overall, the bride loved the cake and I got rave reviews on the taste. I'm still so frustrated with transportation, it ruins my cake somehow everytime! What is the SPS system that I keep hearing about and does anyone have any ideas that would help me. Thanks! I added a pic of my fractured cake!
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10/12/09 at 8:38pm