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My Cake Wreck

I made this cake last week, in a week when I took too much on (saying no is not my forte!) I had problems from the start – firstly I forgot to put holes in the cake cards between the tiers, so had to turn my ganached cakes upsidedown to make holes (for the center dowl). Then I coloured the fondant too dark – so I had to add white to lighten it and I now have an excess of blush fondant! Then came to the stenciling, the bottom and top tier went ok, but I just couldn’t get the middle tier (which is stenciled at the back as you can see there is a 360 view of the cake at this venue!) to work – I don’t know why but I did it six times before it even came remotely close and I still wasn’t 100% happy with it. Then when I stacked it, the bottom tier cracked! I must have made the dowls a little too short! At this point (I was also on a really tight time deadline) I just sat there and cried! Then I rememberd watching an episode of Ace of Cakes ages ago where they’d had a similar problem and they used royal icing to fill in the cracks – so I tried it and it worked! Then came to the delivery – the venue is at the end of a very bumpy historical road so I was terrified and you guessed it, the bottom tier cracked – again! Lucky I had my royal icing repair kit with me though and after carrying the cake up and down two flights of stairs, setting it up, fixing it up and photographing it, I got back in my car and just about cried again (with relief). I was totally cake wrecked after this cake!

-- Kerry,

I feel for you. I can’t imagine the stress you felt. I could not make someone’s wedding cake so I have to give and everyone who does lots of credit. It is a beautiful cake. I’m sure the couple were thrilled!

Kerry Its beautiful! What a lot of Stress you poor thing! I know how stressful wedding cakes that dont go right are xxx You have ended up with a stunning cake that I am sure the couple will be over the moon with!! x


Stunning Kerry, you poor thing having so much stress with it, but you saved the day, and that is all that matters, & now you have to talk someone into a blush cake or lots of roses (a great way to use up fondant (I usually freeze mine if i have excess, then tint to a colour I can use)

-- Jo, NZ,

Thank you Goreti, Lisa and Jo I am hoping the couple loved it! I appreciate your kind words :)

-- Kerry,

What matters is that you did it!!! It´s BEAUTIFUL!!! I love it!!! Amazing job!!! xxx

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Thanks so much Ana! Almost wanted to put down my spatula after this cake – almost……. :)

-- Kerry,

Love this cake and wow, what a horrible day you had :-(((
Glad it all worked out well !!

-- Dina @ miettes,

Thanks Dina, have filed it in the do not think about it again file in my brain :)

-- Kerry,

Cake looks fab despite all the drama… and the Venue!!!! What an amazing place to put the wedding cake.. but yes it wold have to be flawless all around!!

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