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submitted by Carolyn C…

This all happened just a few weeks ago. My day started off great.  My cake was done, it looked beautiful and I was looking forward to spending the day with my girlfriend doing girly stuff.

My customer was going to pick up the cake so I headed out to make a delivery knowing my husband would be there for my customer.  After dropping off the cakepops, my girlfriend and I stopped off at a local cake supply store that I had been wanting to visit for quite some time.  I purchased a few items and then we were off to lunch.

I just ordered my food when I got a text which read “Carolyn, the cake fell” – right after this, so did my stomach.  I knew this wasn’t a joke; some of my other friends may have done this to me, but not this person.

I immediately called her and she said the cake was falling apart, that all the buttercream was coming off the cake.  I asked her to send me picture and I couldn’t believe my eyes.  I have only been doing cakes a short time, less than a year, but have never had this happen before.

Needless to say, my “girly” day out was cut short and I rushed back to “fix” this disaster.  By the time I saw the cake, 85% of the buttercream was off the cake. I scraped off all the buttercream and was able to salvage the cake, and then covered it in fondant.

In the end, I believe I produced an even better  cake and my customer was very pleased!  I even used one of the new “toys” I bought at the cake supply store earlier that day.   I have to say this is one of my most “embarrassing cake moments”.

Have you experienced a Baking Blunder?  Email your story (& pics) to kcbakes@hotmail.com.  Don’t worry, it happens to all of us! :)

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