I finally had my first cake disaster! It was the worst feeling ever! I had a couple cake orders this week and had to make 48 cupcakes. So, I decide to bake everything a week in advance and freeze the cakes. Well as I'm decorating my 3 tiered topsy turvy cake, I notice its starting to sink in and crack on one side. =( I began to panic! It was already pretty late in the night. I took the second and third tier off and tried to add some more support with another dowel.. Well after completing the cake at 4 am, I shove it in the fridge and pray that it holds. I was please to find that It made it through the night. Unfortunately, it was a pretty warm day today and I had to deliver the cake and hour away. We were about 10 minutes away from our destination and my daughter starts yelling that the cake is falling! I've never cried over a cake until today. I was so embarrassed walking in with this cake. Luckily, it was a friend of mine. But, it's still embarrassing. Apparently, I was suppose to bring the cakes to room temperature before doing the icing and fondant. Why do I always have to learn things the hard way! Another lesson learned.
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6/12/10 at 8:46pm