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Pumpkin shape DISASTER...please help now!

post #1 of 20
Thread Starter 
Here I am with my first disaster.

I made a cake in the Wilton ball pan. Then I wanted to carve grooves in it to make a pumpkin shape. The problem is, I carved the grooves too deep, and the cake just completely fell apart! icon_cry.gif

What can I do to salvage this??? The only thing I can think of is to mix the cake with frosting and shape a giant cake ball and then carve the cake ball making certain not to make the grooves too deep.

Will this taste good? Will they be able to slice this 'cake' like normally??

Please help!!!
post #2 of 20
Unless anyone else has an idea the only thing I can see at this point is to rebake. I'm so sorry this happened to you, cake disasters are awful!
post #3 of 20
Thread Starter 
So I can't turn it into a giant cake ball then??
post #4 of 20
I suggest rebaking, and then rather than carving the grooves into the cake, frost it and cover it fondant (if that's what you're using) and then make the groove impressions into the buttercream or fondant.
Tara
<---wonders if anyone uses REAL ingredients anymore--sugar fruit nuts, cream, butter etc--instead of flavoring chemical cream from a bucket with pudding & jello and calling it "mousse"
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Tara
<---wonders if anyone uses REAL ingredients anymore--sugar fruit nuts, cream, butter etc--instead of flavoring chemical cream from a bucket with pudding & jello and calling it "mousse"
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post #5 of 20
I agree, Rebake and no need to crave the grooves just ice, fondant and press the grooves in with the edge of you hand.
post #6 of 20
Thread Starter 
Thank you! I've got my ingredients mixing now. I'm like a frantic lady all over my kitchen as we speak.

I'm just concerned about making the grooves with my hand. I wonder if they will appear deep enough??
post #7 of 20
They will look perfect. Just don't try to make them "PERFECT" and use enough icing to help with that. (Don't get carried away, but more than a skim coat!)
post #8 of 20
I say, Why make a giant cake ball, use the disaster to make mini cake ball pumpkins. But to answer your question about the giant cake ball YES!! If you look in my pics, I have a baby laying down, fondant covered. I made this from a mold that I have and I pressed cake ball mixture into it. I let it chill overnite, removed from fridge and covered in fondant. Was for my nieces baby shower, but have made it several times over. My family and customers love cake balls, we sliced it up just fine.
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Virginia 323.253.8213
www.urbanainez.com
He is the man of my dreams, my prince; He gives me the desires of my heart, He completes me. His name is Jesus
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post #9 of 20
Bundt pan!

No worries about making grooves at all..
Fill the middle with the cake ball yummy filling from the other cake.

Good luck!
Cake Baking Mom to Cake Eating Kids!
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Cake Baking Mom to Cake Eating Kids!
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post #10 of 20
CBMom I was going to say the same thing. Bundt pan works perfectly!
post #11 of 20
I just made one of these for a baby shower,...I used a bundt pan, and baked two of course, covered in icing, and then covered in fondant worked perfect!
post #12 of 20
Thread Starter 
Thanks so much everyone! icon_smile.gif

I actually had to re-bake the cake completely. The second time around I didn't 'cut' the grooves into the cake, but rather I 'scored' them into the cake. When I covered it in fondant, I could feel where I had scored the cake and used the edge of my hand to indent the area.

Here's a pic of the cake.

Thanks again!
LL
post #13 of 20
rebake and use a bundt pan.......icon_smile.gif good luck
post #14 of 20
Great job! I love the little characters.
post #15 of 20
Your cake is AWESOME!!!!icon_smile.gif
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