I'm not sure if this qualifies as a cake disaster as it was not technically cake, but very irritating anyway!
I went into the loft to get my (fully iced and decorated) cake dummies down as I have a wedding fair in a couple of weeks. I knew I wanted to re-do a couple, but 4 would have been good to go.
That is if they hadn't all got damp and were completely ruined :(
I've just spent a very disheartening afternoon soaking 6 3+ tier wedding cakes in the bath to get the icing off. On top of that, the two full peonies I made for display - both about 5 inches across and several hours work - also suffered and are kaput too. I may be able to save the centre portions and just re-do the outer petals, but I doubt it. This is not to mention the expense of buying kilos and kilos of sugarpaste, and all the ruined decorative elements (I'll be buying a couple more books of silver leaf then...)
Oh well, I guess I need to look at it as an opportunity to try new designs and fix bits that I wasn't happy with (not that anyone else noticed them, but you know how you can ONLY see the bits you did wrong when you're working on a design!).
Off to work I go then :(