I finally figured out how to see pics in your gallery. I think I noticed something that could be contributing to some of your problems. It looks like the cakes are all set on a single cake cardboard. That is not solid enough. You need several cardboards connected and covered, or a cake drum or covered masonite or a glass or metal plate or something strong. Just one layer of cardboard will flex and bend, not matter how careful you are and this could be contributing to a bunch of your problems. It also doesn't look really finished to just see the bare cardboard.
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ITA with Denetteb. I noticed the same thing in your pictures, even the one that you have posted looks like the cake is on a single cakeboard. You've got to have something thicker than that to hold up those heavy cakes. I use drums myself but in a pinch when I don't have drums I'll hot glue 4 or 5 boards together then line with fancy foil and put some kind of ribbon on the outside to add a little more decoration and hide the ugly board edges.
Back in the day I used single boards too and my cakes were always full of cracks and I had issues too. I did take all the Wilton classes and that wasn't something that I was taught. I figured it out from reading here. Good luck to you, your cakes are beautiful!