How do you keep a sponge cake from collapsing when you are decorating it with buttercream? Customer requested many buttercream roses to be on top. The trial one i did collapsed what do I do? I explained to the cuatomer but they still requested them. Help?
Did it collapse just under the weight of the roses on top or when you were icing the sides as well? What I would do, if it was just under the weight of the roses, would be to dowel the cake, and put a cardboard circle on the top, then ice that and place the roses on top of it to hide it. Then the weight of the decorations is resting on the board and dowels, not on the delicate cake. Just be sure to tell the customer about the inedible portions so nobody gets a tasty bite of rose covered cardboard