Using A Broken Cake?

Decorating By MeghFarr Updated 15 Feb 2013 , 6:00pm by MeghFarr

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MeghFarr Posted 15 Feb 2013 , 4:09pm
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AI was up late last night and finished baking my cake about an hour before my husband was supposed to wake up. I asked my husband that when you wake up he wrap my Cake in Saran Wrap. When I woke up this morning, when he wrapped it he had completely broken the cake in half. I needed this cake as one of my bottom tier layers for a three layer cake. do you think I can use this cake by putting it back together and frosting over it? It just in two big pieces. Would I mess up the foundation of my cake? Should I just rebake it?! Ugh :( looks like another late night might be ahead of me!!!

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LoveMeSomeCake615 Posted 15 Feb 2013 , 4:24pm
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Being at the base of the cake and being broken completely in half, it's probably best if you re-bake. icon_sad.gif Sorry this happened, how frustrating! 

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Crazy-Gray Posted 15 Feb 2013 , 4:26pm
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Oh no!! -you should make your husband bake you another!!


Ok don't worry, if you're tight on time you might be able to use it- I do like to rebake if a cake breaks but if your tight for time; assuming is a 3" tall; carefully make 3x 1" layers, after you secure your first layer to the board and spread your filling on, place the next layer on (one half at a time icon_cry.gif) but slightly revolved round so you stagger the break, apply filling and to the same with the top/3rd layer. Use a strong BC or Ganache if you can. then crumb coat, chill and cover in fondant.


Now for your support- assuming you use straws or dowels in your bottom tier to support the next; cut them just slightly higher than you normally would so that the base cake takes absolutely no weight, go for a join hiding trick like ribbon or rolled fondant balls to hide the gap and nobody will know :)


Hope that helps you nit have to do another all-nighter!!



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uberathlete Posted 15 Feb 2013 , 4:39pm
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It's fine to use it. Just have sturdy dowels.

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-K8memphis Posted 15 Feb 2013 , 5:00pm
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i frost the break so it does not crack apart when it's served


in fact i pipe it on so i do not disturb the crevice and it still joins perfect


i use parchment so i just clip off the tip maybe like a size 5 tip or thereabouts


you don't want all those servings falling apart when it's served


a stray vein of icing is no problemo (to me) if i can't re- bake


i think your husband is pretty awesome to help


and i hope you can watch your sleeping better--it can take a toll on your health


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MeghFarr Posted 15 Feb 2013 , 6:00pm
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AYou guys are awesome!!! Thanks so much for all the great advice!!! I'm still in debate, but it's good to know my options are plenty!! Yeah, I obviously need to teach my husband the correct way to wrap a cake... He told me he was flipping it onto his hand.... Ummm it's a 10 inch cake!!! *facepalm*

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