I had a 4-tiered 16th birthday cake that I tried to deliver today. It was beautiful .... until it wasn't. The cake slid on the 45 minute commute. It was such a disaster, that it couldn't be repaired. The bottom layer slid and crumbled and the rest followed. I borrowed a mini-van and drove slowly and avoided bumps. The cake was buttercream with strawberry filling. I used wooden dowels on each layer and a center dowel. I used an icing dam and made sure not to overfill the filling. How can I avoid a future disaster?? I was up until 1 am last night finishing the cake, so I'm sick. Now, I'll be redoing tonight and will be trying to drive it again tomorrow.
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4/22/11 at 7:40am