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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remnant3333 Posted 15 Feb 2013 , 5:50pm
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I would not trust my husband to ever wrap a cake and put in saran wrap!!! You know the old saying "If you want something done right do it yourself". I will keep my fingers crossed that your cake will be just fine. It will be okay!! Thank God for those on this site that have been there and already encountered these issues to help those of us who need advice!!! Kudos to all the expert cake makers who save us!!!! Let us know how things go with the cake!!!

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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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