Ugh.... I agreed to make an Air Jordan shoe cake for my husband's co-worker's wedding taking place tomorrow. I spent the week pacing myself...baking, leveling, icing, freezing, carving.... Today was "GO" time and I spent the day decorating this beautiful shoe I had lovingly created. Then things went to pot. It started to look HUGE (although she DOES want it to be a size 14!) and then around hour 6 of decorating, the heel started to buckle. I realized that this was not going to be a success and it was time to bite the big one and rebake, remake, etc.
So here I am - 6pm. I have the buttercream ready & I am baking the last of the cakes. Normally, I bake, wrap, freeze, etc... but I obviously don't have time for that. I am trying to hard to keep my composure and not TOTALLY wig out and I can't wrap my brain around how I am supposed get this cake settled, leveled, layered, carved, & iced all in one night. Preferably as quick as humanly possible so I can get to decorating. Again.
Also - the heel collapsed on me. I am assuming it is because of the weight/height? The shoe was just under 6 inches tall at the "ankle" and I did not use any supports - I figured it could get away with not using them. I am also rebaking the cakes as my center layer was a teeny-teeny bit under cooked and I think that played a part as well. *sigh*
And I just need to get this out...