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post #16 of 46

Also, perhaps sticking so many flower stems into the cake and puncturing it so many times affected the integrity and stability. The cake is broken right where the cascade of flowers was.

post #17 of 46

Interesting that this is OPs first post ever and hasn't been back.  She's blaming them for putting it on a leaning table but it was the same one she put the cake on.  The cake was still in the box, etc.  Lots of holes in this story...

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post #18 of 46

Anyone see any type of support system in there?

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post #19 of 46

Interesting observations, indeed. 

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post #20 of 46

It's like Cake CSI  detective.gif

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post #21 of 46

Also, if the top three tiers fell off toward the right, why are they lying top tier left to bottom tier right  on the floor?  Wouldn't they fall so that the top tier would be to the right in the picture?  And how is there no cake debris on the table or table leg?  

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post #22 of 46

I agree with the dowel marks. I think the shadow mark is the actual cake and the edge with icing.

She may have put the cake on the wobbly table just for a second for pictures, then wheeled it into the fridge on a trolly. The caterer may have needed the trolly, move the cake to the same wobbly table and left it to sit. A fresh out of the fridge cake will be pretty stable, even on a table with a lean. A cake that has come to room temp on a leaning table....... not so much.

Even if the story seems unbelievable, I still feel really bad for the cake! And the baker, and the bride. The cater and husband can take a long walk off a short pier for giggling about her ability to fix it!
 

post #23 of 46

I don't see how it would be heavy enough, but it looks like the flower cascade pulled the top tiers right smack off the rest. But like Leahs said, the angle of the splat doesn't make sense.

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post #24 of 46

If someone bumped the table from the left of the pic, it could have rocked the cake hard enough that when it fell, the top tiers landed at that angle. I would think it would have to be a pretty hard bump.

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post #25 of 46

Or, maybe that's a stable table and not the wobbly one in question. Could've moved the remaining cake back to a good table after it fell.

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post #26 of 46
Back to ER kit for a minute: I take everything I possible need to recreate the cake. Every time. Regardless of distance. Frosting, tips, pearls, extra petals, whatever I used to make the cake I take.

I always keep, business cards, scissors, pen, pruning shears, & a large and small offset spatula.

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post #27 of 46

After my first cake mishap, I learned to always take a kit with me. It can be a real life saver.

post #28 of 46

Here's my analysis of the scene:  They were carrying the cake out (which they probably shouldn't have been doing!), and the top half fell/got knocked off while they were moving it, then they put the rest of the cake down on the table while they dealt with the situation.  That's how I think the weird placement of fallen cake to remaining cake may have worked.

 

Either way... bad caterer!  Bad! 

 

And a very nice save indeed.

post #29 of 46
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Anyone see any type of support system in there?

LOL..since the beginning post I was thinking "when is Leah going to come and tell her/him they should have used the SPS?" icon_razz.gif

post #30 of 46

Actually the last picture does not appear to be the same table. If you look at the counter behind the table in the first pic you will see the light switch. In the last pic the cake is sitting directly in front of the light switch. Either way this was a very bad day for some people icon_cry.gif I wonder what they did to make up the rest of the servings?

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