Originally Posted by Melvira
Oh man, the cake detectives are all OVER this! And once again, I'm certain they are right!! I thought you delivered it, there is no way for you to be responsible for it once it leaves your possession, especially with them driving it by themselves!! Sorry for their loss, but it is exactly that... THEIR loss! Someone is not being honest here. Whether someone else did it, or your friend, I don't mean to insinuate that your friend would intentionally lie to you, but things have happened to this cake. BAD things.
I KNOW!!! I am amazed at the deductions that one can make from the pictures.
On a personal note, and before we assume completely something shady went on, I had a cake collapse and look much the same as the one in the picture, so I'm not going to automatically judge the friend of the woman who made the cake, nor would I judge the cake-maker herself. I have been doing this for quite some time and this past October, we had a heat wave while I was working on the Harry Potter cake as seen in my pics. I know how to support a cake and, believe me, I had plenty of it in there. As I worked on it, I watched the top slide backwards (even though the center support was already in) and topple off onto the table taking much of the bottom half with it as it wanted to simply tear away from that center dowel. I had to start the whole thing over and was relieved to have had a second chance on that one!
It could be a multitude of reasons that it happened including it sliding in the car that transported it (and since the OP didn't transport it we will never know) but I hate to automatically assume the state of the cake was "shady." After all, the OP states she didn't even know about it until it was seen on Facebook and she had to ask her firend what happened...
edited for typo