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It was nice and firm when I finished it early this morning, by the time 1:00 came it started tilting and the back was
Collapsing. Idk what went wrong
post #2 of 23
Did you use support between the tiers looks like with the weight of ears and bow that has caused it to sink at that side.
post #3 of 23

Also, did you let it settle after you crumb-coated it?  It does look like the ears were too heavy.

post #4 of 23
Looks like you need to let your cake settle. ...here's s thread about how to do that read the whole thread

cakecentral.com/t/633571/my-newest-trick/150#post_7397337
post #5 of 23
That doesn't look like a settle problem. That looks like a support problem! The top cake is collapsing into the bottom tier.

Did you use any support?

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It's never "just cake!"

 

You may get a cake for $way to little but you won't get this cake!

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post #6 of 23

Definitely looks like a support problem to me too.

 

You could take the tiers off and put in support dowels or what ever you use and re mount them.

Then fix around the edges as needed by adding balls or ribbon etc.

 

Good luck! Pretty cake though :)

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post #7 of 23
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Originally Posted by Lili5768 View Post

Definitely looks like a support problem to me too.

 

You could take the tiers off and put in support dowels or what ever you use and re mount them.

Then fix around the edges as needed by adding balls or ribbon etc.

 

Good luck! Pretty cake though :)


For sure. what she said.

post #8 of 23

Support problem sis. Specially when the cake is really moist and torted, we should use sturdy dowels,wooden dowels and strong board. Risk must me minimize coz in one unstable move we are doomed lolz.

post #9 of 23
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I used 5 wooden rods at the bottom and thats about it, do I need rods for the top? Im thinking I cut the rods too short cus they went all the way in and there was still space left between the cake and rods.
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thanks for everyones input btw icon_smile.gif
post #11 of 23
You don't need any in the top tier.
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Im thinking I cut the rods too short cus they went all the way in and there was still space left between the cake and rods.

Yes, too short.

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www.VeryDeliciousDesserts.com

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Delicious-Desserts/207874222593145

 

It's never "just cake!"

 

You may get a cake for $way to little but you won't get this cake!

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post #12 of 23

I don't know how much the ears weigh but I can tell you what I do. 

 

When I put a figure on top, even if it's a small 4 inch or so, I put it on a piece of cardboard cut to fit the bottom, and put in a piece of dowel under it into the cake just to make sure.

 

The dowels were cut too short. They weren't really supporting much weight.  Hope you were able too fix it!
 

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post #13 of 23

They need to be flush with the top of the icing/fondant or even a touch higher.  Too short and it will allow it to push into the cake like yours did.  If you have a heavy topper, like you used, you may want to put support in the top tier also.  Did you have your top tier on a cake cardboard?

post #14 of 23

My question also... did you use a cake board between the tiers or just the dowels?

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post #15 of 23
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No I didnt use a cake board for the top tier, is that what I should use next time I make a 2 tiered cake?
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