Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Save the Cake! {Turning a one layer cake into two}

Yesterday I told you I baked a cake for J's birthday last week. See how beautiful it is.

If you'll recall, this was the same cake just 10 minutes earlier.
Whoops. My bad. Since Google wasn't helpful in telling me what to do with this little disaster, I thought I'd post my own tutorial in case you find yourself in the same predicament. This will also be the fastest and easiest tutorial you'll ever read/do.

What You'll Need:
-toothpicks
-plenty of frosting
-candle or bunting (optional, but people will be so distracted by these things, less attention will be on the cake)

Begin by taking a deep breath and get over the fact that you just f'd up your cake. Then place the broken layer on the bottom of your cake plate.

Place a thin layer of frosting over what's left of the cake, then place the in-tact layer on top of the broken one. 

Take your toothpicks and break them in half. Use the toothpicks to prop up where the missing cake is creating the illusion of height and an actual layer.

Slather the whole thing in plenty of frosting, add a banner or candle or both, and keep your mouth closed.
From the outside or inside, no one can tell that a chunk of the cake is missing...until you cut into that part. I recommend you save that area for yourself:) Or fess up and have a good laugh. As the saying goes, "Let them eat cake!"

2 comments:

  1. You did an awesome job saving it. I think I would have probably cried and gave up.

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    1. Thank you! I didn't know whether to cry, laugh, or throw the whole thing away:)

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