|Posted by Rae on April 7, 2011 at 2:05 AM|
Well, the Eiffel Tower (pictures of the Photos page), became more of a Leaning Tower of Cake than the monumental masterpiece of food I hoped it would be. Oh well, it happens sometimes. Fortunately, the client was my mom so I didn't beat myself up too much. I could omit this from my page, but this is what happens to the best of cake decorators. Things sometimes don't pan out and you eyes or pen are too big for your abilities.
The first phase of the cake went well. The cake was sturdy and stood up on its own. The fatal error was in the structure and the miscalculation of the weight the sugar levels could hold.
STURDY CAKE = HEAVY CAKE. HEAVY CAKE + SUGAR LEVEL = FALLING CAKE.
This in a nutshell is what happened to my beautiful Tower. It was gorgeous. In my haste to admire it, i neglected to take pictures, something I regret. But, taking my knowledge from this one will result in the next one being better. Not just better-straight and erect, like the real thing is Paris.
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