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post #1 of 34
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I forgot to dowel my bottom tier!!!!

(this cake is just a disaster all over the place-started at 2am).
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post #2 of 34
Wow--looks yummy inside--I've always wondered what would happen if you didn't dowel! YIKES!!!
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post #3 of 34
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post #4 of 34
Oh no!!! I bet you'll NEVER miss that step again. At least it didn't topple over. Anyway, pleeeeease say your client took it well. (By the way, it's very pretty & looks dee-lish!!!)
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post #5 of 34
Did you have time to make another bottom tier & transfer everything over to it? Or did you do something different? (Your "remedy" might help someone out there who winds up in a similar situation.) Thanks for sharing!!!
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post #6 of 34
It also looks like maybe you used too much filling. Too much filling even makes doweled layers unstable.

We learn with every cake we make.

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post #7 of 34
Oh yes, I doweled my cake yesterday but it bulged because I put too much filling in it.
post #8 of 34
ummm looks like a yummy mistake! uh i'll...uh...take a piece.
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post #9 of 34
It sure looks yummy. Can you add more of the pretty yellow roses to hide the wound?

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post #10 of 34
awww! That stinks! Maybe you can just take out what spilled and recover it with the green! I think there might have been too much filling!

Nice cake and definitely looks yummy! Sorry you are having such a bad time with this one!
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post #11 of 34
Oh, I am so sorry to see your masterpiece's open wound! What did you do? Did you try to fix or rebake?
post #12 of 34
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I'm sure I added too much filling. No I had no time to correct this, didn't notice until just before the customer came to pick it up. I had a cute rubber duckie I put in front of the wound...

This was only my 3rd paid cake...

She handeled it VERY well. I was very surprised to hear from her a two weeks later with another order!!!! icon_smile.gificon_smile.gificon_smile.gif

She said, and I quote, "I could have cared less what it loked like, that was the most deliciuos cake I have EVER had!" icon_biggrin.gificon_biggrin.gificon_biggrin.gif

Since then, she has ordered 5 more from me and has 3 future orders this month!!! Yay me!!!



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post #13 of 34
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Oh, and thank God it was in the back so not too many people even noticed... icon_smile.gif



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post #14 of 34
that is such wonderful news! your cake looked yummy! would have liked a slice myself...

congratulations on your cake orders--i hope my cake creating takes off too!!

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post #15 of 34
OMG it looks YUM-O!!!!!!!!!!
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