The cake looked wonderful at home. I did the Viva treatment on it and it looked so good that my husband thought it was fondant
A bridge and 1 1/2 hours later I made it to the venue. Apparently the ride up hill, down hill and on trolley lines caused the left side of the 6 to shift. In the process i was cut off 3 times.
When I got to the venue, there are 2 entrances. I was at the wrong one, and waited about 10 minutes for someone to figure out if the party was upstairs or downstairs.... I hopped back into the car, drove around the dark building - there were pot holes all over YAY we made it- I find out what room it's in. walk all the way back. Get the cake. the wind pulled up the foil....my heart sank! I noticed the top part of the cake had cracked on the left side of the six cake. I had brought the three different icing with the tips, my spatualas. I tried to save it. i added a bit more icing, pushed it together. Filled up the icing to level - flattened it, added the borders. My six looked like it had a lil gut. I feel so horrible. I sent the pictures to my friend - both the at my house and at the venue. I am waiting impatiently for her to get done work. So we can discuss the refund situation.
This cake hobbyist feels like she should just stick to knitting.
Favors shouldn't shoot you in the foot before you even get started.
Get the delivery address ahead of time and don't take stuff more than 10 miles out.
Listen to the gut to avoid diasters.
Keep carved cakes frozen. (I wasn't sure if the IndyDeb recipe would sweat.)
When in doubt ask on the forum!
the pics are below