I had my first cake disaster yesterday. I am so disheartend to the point I am thinking about giving up cake decorating. I made my nieces wedding cake for her wedding gift. It turned out really great and I was so pleased with it. It was hot, near 90 yesterday. I started the car and turned on the a/c to cool it down. Waited about 20 min, put the cake in the car and off I went. It was about a 10 mile drive on some not so great roads. Up a long hill, winding around cures, some rough pavement. About a block from the venue I heard a thud in the back. When I arrived at the venue and opened the back door, the bottom tier of the cake had collapsed on one side and the two tiers above it had fallen against the back door. I had doweled everything as I usually do. DH thinks it was mostly the heat and bad roads. I was just so upset. There was no way to save this mess. Thankfully, my niece was so understanding. When it was time for cake, we just cut it up and served what was salvageable. Fortunately, I had the cake on a big baking sheet so the cake mostly ended up in it. If she had been a paying customer I would have been even more mortified!
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8/21/11 at 12:07pm