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#1 Hypnic Jerk

Posted 23 November 2019 - 08:23 AM

So I'm now making the real birthday cake.  Poured the batter into a slice tin, but I took it out too early and on taking it out of the tin it's cracked open right through the middle.  I put it back into the oven for a while, I've got it out and cooling.  Do you think if I poured a thinish ganache over the cracks I could salvage it?  It's going to be a Minecraft Diamond Sword, so long as the outside looks good is all that matters.  (Strongly tempted to bribe DS into buying a cake but part of me doesn't want to be beaten!)

#2 can'tstayaway

Posted 23 November 2019 - 09:44 AM

Yep. Enough icing will hide any imperfections 😁

#3 BusbyWilkes

Posted 23 November 2019 - 09:47 AM

Icing fixes everything!

Fill the cracks first if possible. Then ice as usual.

#4 IamOzgirl

Posted 23 November 2019 - 09:49 AM

Ganache will work to fill the cracks for sure!

Edited to elaborate.

Ganache can fill cracks and then smooth out and cover with fiondant as per normal.

You can also trim (Ie when you trim excess to make it flat) cake and use that with ganache as glue to fill the cracks if you are worried about needing to much ganache to fill the cracks. If that makes sense.

Edited by IamOzgirl, 23 November 2019 - 09:52 AM.

#5 Not Escapin Xmas

Posted 23 November 2019 - 10:27 AM

God yes! When you let go of perfection and realise that kids love ANYTHING you make them, it gets much more fun to make birthday cakes :) Icing here, lollies there, best mum EVA!

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