Originally Posted by Loucinda
To me it looks like you didn't carve the hole out big enough for the next tier to set down in. If you don't make sure it is big enough, that is what happens, it will "give way" from the pressure of the weight on the sides that aren't cut out enough. I don't think it had anything to do with the heat, just my opinion!
it actually collapsed before i had even put the other tires on. lol i had to try and get the top ones on after with half the cake beneath gone. i was just praying it wouldnt fall apart during "happy birthday". lol.
Oh, thanks you for sympathy and support. I didnt get any topic notifications in my email.. oh well, found it again now. And wouldnt luck have it that today is perfectly cold and raining. im thinking it would have survived much better in this sort of weather.
Lol, and as for the pro. writter.. no im not. but thanks foir the compliment.. it seems i can write well when im angry... haha, one of lifes little ironies.
as for the supports, yes, i was using normal straws reinforced with wooden sticks i found in the bargain store.. well not "sticks".. you get my drift.. haha. lol and the straws you see jabbing out the sides there were hastily rammed in by me after collapse no. 1, hoping to salvage it. epic fail obviously. haha. people were just like.. ummm.. do we eat the straws? hahahaha. mmm plastic.
And i use the wilton recipe for bc which is a combo of b/c and copha (shortening). Sorry trying to remember everything everyone wrote...=/
oh and yes i carved the "flat bit" in the tires for the optical illusion thingy, and i used the tut. on this site as a "loose guide". i guess thats part of my problem... im hopeless at following directions.. oh and im rather good at jumping right into things that are wayyyyy over my head...
like my sons first birthday cake. first attempt at cake decorating.. "oh i can make fondant animals to go on it!!" no. no you cant. the mugginess got me there. my little creatures didnt stand a chance.. melted everywhere. the alligators pong over flowed. the leaves on the trees melted. ahh. that was horrible too. tasted good tho.
Anyway, sorry for novel #2 , but thanks so much for your support!i could say ill stop attempting things over my head.. but i know i wont.. i just cant help myself! haha.
happy caking. =)