I took cake decorating classes 5 years ago because I wanted to make my own wedding cake--which turned out great BTW--I had no desire or thought to decorating cakes on a regular basis. Since then everyone wants me to make cakes. It's mostly been birthday cakes but I've had a few wedding cake requests. I have a wedding cake due this Saturday so I've been working on what I could ahead of time and then planned out each evening to do a little each night starting Wednesday in regards to thawing the cake, icing and covering with fondant, and then decorating. I usually end up having to stay up to 3 or4 am to get a cake done because I wait too late to start it so I'm working on my time management. Everything was going fairly well last night. I had iced and covered the top (8-inch) and middle (12-inch) with marshmallow fondant. My plan was to get all 3 layers done, then stack and decorate today. The bottom layer is 16-inches and has 8 cake mixes in it so pretty heavy. I was in the process of taking it out to the fridge in the garage to chill the icing before covering with fondant when it slipped off the turntable I was carrying it on and hit the floor is a massive pile of mashed cake and icing. think I stood there for about 5 minutes in disbelief. If I hadn't been so stunned I think I would have cried. This was 10 o'clock last night. I have never dropped a cake. I had to make a run to Wally World (Walmart) and buy more cake and eggs and was up until 2am baking another two 16-inch cakes. I just hope this ain't some bad omen on this cake. Needless to say I will be relieved when we get it delivered and setup Saturday.
Anyone else ever dropped dinner or anything?
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