I was enlisted by my Sis-in-Law to make a Pretty Princess themed cake for my niece. I went to work with this elaborate idea of pink and white cake made into a checkered pattern, about 3 or four layers thick! I used round pans and boxed cake mix (amateur!) and cut the target shape out of the cakes and swapped them. I stacked and filled, stacked and filled, stacked and filled. Getting kinda heavy now, don't you think? I started to frost the cake, and to my utter surprise *gasp* it broke in half and collapsed. Party is 2 hours away, I have to drive for at least 45 minutes to get there. No time for a new cake, still have to finish decorating the accompanying cupcakes. YIPES! The cake was sort of salvaged, ended up being just one layer, and the cupcakes weren't decorated very well. Lets just say I am traumatized, I haven't tried checkered cakes again.
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10/22/10 at 11:41pm