I mostly bake cakes as a hobby for friends and family. Occasionally I will do one for money. I'd like to step my cakes up a notch, but not sure where I am going wrong. I made this wedding cake for my nephew for this weekend. I iced the cakes flat and put them in the cold oven to store overnight. I came home from work and opened the oven to take them out, and it felt warm, like someone had used the oven, and put the cakes back in before it was completely cooled. All three kids swore they hadn't used the oven. After thinking about it for a while, I surmised that since I had left the light on in the oven, it generated enough heat to cause some damage. The smaller tier had a big bulge in the side and the frosting was sliding off. The middle tier didn't appear to have any damage, but the frosting was very soft and looked slightly discolored from the heat. I scraped the top tier and re-iced. I left the middle tier as is. I finished the cake up tonight, but it just looks very amateurish to me. Any suggestions (other than to never store cakes in the oven with the light on!)???
(I tried several times to attach a photo, to no avial... just another FAIL tonight!. I posted a pic of the cake in my photos)