Gumpaste Bear And Lollipops Caused Cake To Split

Decorating By dmrsbanks Updated 23 Apr 2011 , 11:52pm by CWR41

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dmrsbanks Posted 23 Apr 2011 , 10:33pm
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Ok, everyone I made a topsy turvey candy themed cake. I placed a gp bear and lollipops on the top tier and by the time the cake arrived at the venue the whole side had crumbled. I'm thinking that because it was a chocolate buttercream cake it was to soft. Also, it was a summer. Any suggestions?

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leah_s Posted 23 Apr 2011 , 11:16pm
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gumpaste is also quite heavy for it's size.

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JanH Posted 23 Apr 2011 , 11:21pm
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How did you support the bear and lollipops?

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CWR41 Posted 23 Apr 2011 , 11:52pm
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You'd get a better diagnosis, if you'd post an "after" photo.

I'd bet it crumbled in line with the lollipop sticks. I don't know how many sticks were inserted into the cake, but if it was an abundance, your cake would crack along those perforated holes.

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