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post #31 of 46
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Also, if the top three tiers fell off toward the right, why are they lying top tier left to bottom tier right  on the floor?  Wouldn't they fall so that the top tier would be to the right in the picture?  And how is there no cake debris on the table or table leg?  


I don't think the top tiers fell off like a tree falls (top first), which would have made it land as you describe. I think they slid off starting at the bottom, which would cause them to end up in this position. Still, it's strange that in the 1st and 2nd pics, the cake is on the same table, which even looks to be in the same spot. And that must have been a huge layer of "repair" cake to replace nearly half of that tier...unless they used some of the cake on the floor. Who knows? Do you all bake an extra layer ahead of time for repairs?

post #32 of 46

Mmmmm...floor cake is my favorite!

post #33 of 46

Batterup, you made me chuckle. Way back in "the day" when I was single and living in an apt. , I baked a big birthday cake for the boys next door. Walking over to deliver it, it dropped to the concrete sidewalk. (Yeah, I dropped it.) Good nature saved the day for they brought out a candle, stuck it in the mess on the walk and we sang happy birthday while picking off the top layer! Yup. Floor cake never tasted so good.

 

Sorry for hijacking, now back to the mystery....

 

 

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post #34 of 46

I'd say that the cake was jostled or nearly dropped on the way to the table and the top three tiers slid off.  The remaining cake was placed on the table, a trash bag placed in the trash can and a lot of the remaining top tier thrown in the can to try and conceal what really happened. 

 

Good googly moogly - can you imagine the language spouted after this catastrophe?  Probably some temporary staff trying to cover their behinds by stating that the table wasn't sturdy enough.

 

Doesn't really matter what happened - can't turn back the hands of time.  Great looking cake, great save and great that you have pictures so the bride and groom can laugh about it......in about 30 years.

post #35 of 46
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I don't think the top tiers fell off like a tree falls (top first), which would have made it land as you describe. I think they slid off starting at the bottom, which would cause them to end up in this position. Still, it's strange that in the 1st and 2nd pics, the cake is on the same table, which even looks to be in the same spot. And that must have been a huge layer of "repair" cake to replace nearly half of that tier...unless they used some of the cake on the floor. Who knows? Do you all bake an extra layer ahead of time for repairs?
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post #36 of 46

I agree about the emergency kit. It's an absolute must. But it has never occurred to me to take an extra cake. Do bakers regularly do this? And, what do you do with a cake that has been on a road trip if it isn't needed for repairs?

post #37 of 46

Well and besides having an extra cake to deal with for the 99.999999999% chance that everything will go fine (again, assuming you aren't a Cake Wrecker and you know about internal structure), say you make that extra emergency cake. What size do you make it? Do you make a "backup" for every single tier, since you don't know which  tier is going to kick the bucket?

 

You certainly can't just replace a 6 inch tier with a backup 10 inch, without the design becoming an unplanned wonky design.

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post #38 of 46

Impressive pictures.....

post #39 of 46

Oh, man! That's a nightmare! Great fix, though! I don't ever have any extra cakes baked.  I make sure my cakes are sturdy, stable, and moveable before doing any delivering or moving at all.   I'm paranoid about any mishaps happening  under my watch.  I do use the SPS supports and I've never had an issue, or not yet anyway!

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post #40 of 46

I realize this post is old - but I wanted to add - the flowers (esp at the bottom) are no more open in the put back together pic than they are in the first pic - letting lilies set for that period of time - wouldn't they open up more?

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post #41 of 46
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I realize this post is old - but I wanted to add - the flowers (esp at the bottom) are no more open in the put back together pic than they are in the first pic - letting lilies set for that period of time - wouldn't they open up more?

I would think they are fake. My favorite flowers are stargazer lilies. The pollen is a total mess. I wouldn't put it anywhere near a cake.
post #42 of 46

Good point...didn't consider they could be artificial...

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post #43 of 46
You know, the lilies are closed. I would think they are real for that fact alone, be ause if you made them, wouldn't you make more of them open? The open ones are the most beautiful, the closed are for variety and realness.
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post #44 of 46
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I would think they are fake. My favorite flowers are stargazer lilies. The pollen is a total mess. I wouldn't put it anywhere near a cake.


You can pull off the little pollen dohickeys before you put them on the cake :)

Most florists do that in arrangements anyway

post #45 of 46

I've seen my sister battle with closed lilies that her supplier has sent. (florist, lol)

If they aren't ready to open, and stored in a cool spot, they will stay closed for a few days, easily.

 

The ones in the picture are definitely real, I would just assume the floral supplier only supplied closed ones, if they were gumpaste we'd see lily bits all over the floor, lol.

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