I Dropped My Cake!

Decorating By allydav Updated 19 Oct 2007 , 9:23pm by lv2bake

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allydav Posted 19 Oct 2007 , 5:23pm
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It landed on the counter so it's still sanitary but a big chunk of it broke off. It's not the end of the world the cake is for a small get together with friends tonight. They won't care if it looks ugly but I do. Is there any chance of saving it. Will royal icing work to glue it together or are there any magic tricks to saving it? Or should I give up and just slap some icing on the top and call it done.

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aswartzw Posted 19 Oct 2007 , 5:27pm
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I hate when that happens. icon_mad.gif

I've used icing lots of times to glue cake back together. It works fine. Maybe throw it in the fridge for a bit before icing it so the entire cake with newly attached half will firm back up so you can frost it better.

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costumeczar Posted 19 Oct 2007 , 5:37pm
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Try to glue the part that broke off back on with the same kind of icing you're covering it with, then refrigerate it. You can re-frost it when it hardens up. Good luck, and don't feel too bad, if you have to drop a cake at least this wasn't one that someone was paying you to do!

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auntiemcakes Posted 19 Oct 2007 , 5:38pm
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I am sorry allydav, that stinks when that happens. I don't have much advice that hasn't been given already but I do have a word of encouragment....on last night's episode of Ace of Cakes they dropped and/or ruined several of their cakes and they get paid LOTS more than any of us probably do for a cake! It happens to the best decorators!! Hang in there and keep in mind that the cake will still taste just as good and your friends know what you can do already!

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felecia Posted 19 Oct 2007 , 5:48pm
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YEAP!!!..use the same icing you covered the cake with sit it in the frig and you can save it that way. I had a grooms cake do that to me one time and thats how i saved it. Heck I have had cakes not cook all the way a little. I use cake that i have trimed off the top to fix the hole that I dig.

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lv2bake Posted 19 Oct 2007 , 9:23pm
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If it is for friends and family I would make call balls with it icon_biggrin.gif


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