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Help! Cake crisis!

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So I had my cake all iced and decorated but when it was time to transport, so many things went wrong!

I'd made and stacked a buttercream cake that was two colors, one tier hot pink the other two brown/leopard. Everything was fine until it came time to take the cake.. my ac in the car went out (just before I was supposed to take the cake, go figure!!), it was cool outside but even with the windows open it was rather hot. Driving through the tunnels of Boston in 5 o'clock traffic, it became stifling in the car. All the stop and go, the cake actually slid across the board it was sitting on, mind you it was dowelled, and it hit the back seat and a chunk of the leopard is gone and the hot pink middle tier is dented. *sigh*

So my question is, how do I fix the hot pink tier without taking the cake apart? Smoothing with a bench scraper and extra icing while its cold? I've seen it done but I don't think I'd be able to pull it off myself. Help!!
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It sounds like the doweling in the bottom tier did not go all the way through & into the board. &/or you did not put a good blob of icing on the board before adding the bottom tier.
Did you chill the cake before transporting?
As for fixing, looks like you are going to have to try adding icing and smoothing it out. Usually that's not all that bad a job to do......
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Originally Posted by kakeladi

It sounds like the doweling in the bottom tier did not go all the way through & into the board. &/or you did not put a good blob of icing on the board before adding the bottom tier.
Did you chill the cake before transporting?
As for fixing, looks like you are going to have to try adding icing and smoothing it out. Usually that's not all that bad a job to do......



Thanks. Yes, I realized that the long dowel in the middle didn't get pushed through to the base board so I had to push it down some more with another one. Yes, the cake was entirely chilled before transporting but it was just so hot in the car it thawed out quickly.. the drive was just over an hour. What I did was take a bench scraper and smooth it, then add some more buttercream, then smooth again. The dent was so deep the white BC underneath had come through.
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