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post #1 of 25
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I had my first cake disaster yesterday. I am so disheartend to the point I am thinking about giving up cake decorating. I made my nieces wedding cake for her wedding gift. It turned out really great and I was so pleased with it. It was hot, near 90 yesterday. I started the car and turned on the a/c to cool it down. Waited about 20 min, put the cake in the car and off I went. It was about a 10 mile drive on some not so great roads. Up a long hill, winding around cures, some rough pavement. About a block from the venue I heard a thud in the back. When I arrived at the venue and opened the back door, the bottom tier of the cake had collapsed on one side and the two tiers above it had fallen against the back door. icon_surprised.gif I had doweled everything as I usually do. DH thinks it was mostly the heat and bad roads. I was just so upset. icon_cry.gif There was no way to save this mess. Thankfully, my niece was so understanding. When it was time for cake, we just cut it up and served what was salvageable. Fortunately, I had the cake on a big baking sheet so the cake mostly ended up in it. If she had been a paying customer I would have been even more mortified!
post #2 of 25
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Sorry, I tried attaching a picture, but it didn't work.
post #3 of 25
I live on a mountain and always hate driving wedding cakes.. its scary, i always so SUPER SUPER slow
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post #4 of 25
This happened to me with a birthday cake about a week ago...SO upsetting!! Don't let it discourage you though...things happen sometimes. I had a cake to deliver yesterday...my first since my disaster...I was SO scared, but all went well. icon_smile.gif I'm so glad the bride was so understanding for you.
post #5 of 25
Happenings like this are all the more reason to assemble on site.


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post #6 of 25
its ok dear ,, we all have disaster mm be optimistic and happy baking
post #7 of 25
This is why I always like my customers to drive their cakes instead of me lol
Behind every success is a big mess.
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Behind every success is a big mess.
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post #8 of 25
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The picture of the finished cake is in my photos, it the one with the orange and yellow lilies. Thanks everyone for listening, I appreciate your helpful comments.
post #9 of 25
Oh sweetie, I'm so very sorry this happened to your beautiful cake. I can only imagine how sick inside you must have felt when you heard that thud.

The cake really was beautiful! Don't let one mishap keep you from making more beautiful cakes.
post #10 of 25
I'm so sorry to hear that icon_sad.gif I know the pitfall feeling when you realize that your beautiful work of art is destroyed! But don't be discouraged, this happens to everyone and only serves as a learning experience for next time!
post #11 of 25
((((HUG))))) it was just a bad cake day...i promise! you will get through this...pick yourself up and brush it off, lesson learned. I could never deliver more than a two tier cake assembled icon_sad.gif so sorry this happened to you.

assembling on site is a good thing actually, takes a little more steps for the finished product but the end result of it being there in one piece is worth it. chin up icon_wink.gif
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It's not "just" cake...it's my life!
WI State Representative for Icing Smiles...start 'Baking a Difference" today!
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post #12 of 25
I'm so sorry this happened - your cake looked beautiful! Hope your niece got to see a pic of the "before" cake so she could see all your hard work!
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post #13 of 25
In my disaster i was told to put memory foam beneath my cake , hope this helps
post #14 of 25
I'm so sorry this happened to you. You should submit your story to the cake safe people. They do contests every so often and if your story wins, you win a free cake safe. Maybe something good could come out of your disaster.
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post #15 of 25
You're cake was really beautiful! icon_biggrin.gif
You can see all the hard work you put into it.
I'm so sorry this happened to you. icon_sad.gif
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