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WTheck. Made a two layered cake. It's frosted and starting to crack in the middle..

It's literally splitting apart. Never had this happen before. What on earth did I do wrong?


Asked by texasgurl33 at 1:26 PM on Apr. 7, 2011 in Food & Drink

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  • When you make a layer cake, always put the more rounded side down on the bottom and up on the top, so that the flatter edges meet together in the middle.

    Answer by NannyB. at 1:32 PM on Apr. 7, 2011

  • I am sure it will taste great even if it dosent look pretty, Lol

    Answer by momkaribg at 1:32 PM on Apr. 7, 2011

  • I am sure it will taste fantastic!!!

    Answer by ImaginationMama at 1:30 PM on Apr. 7, 2011

  • I've had cakes that were trimmed even, baked properly, etc, fall apart. Sometimes it's not dense enough, sometimes it's too dense, sometimes too much frosting...there's a lot of reasons it could have cracked. Unless it was for someone, don't fret, it will still taste the same!

    Answer by Anonymous at 1:50 PM on Apr. 7, 2011

  • is it too heavy? Did you wait to frost it??
    I guess I don't really know the answer to that one.

    Answer by ItsJustMe1017 at 1:27 PM on Apr. 7, 2011

  • Did you trim the "hump" off of the layers so it was perfectly flat?

    Did you cool it COMPLETELY?

    Did you over cook the cake?

    Answer by ObbyDobbie at 1:28 PM on Apr. 7, 2011

  • Is it possible that you put the tops of the layers together in the center when you layered? Those are the highest points, and will cause a split.

    If you have any extra frosting, just cover the crack and the cake with extra frosting layers . . noone will ever know.

    Answer by ImaginationMama at 1:28 PM on Apr. 7, 2011

  • Cooked it in the oven. It's very lopsided. lol. Did not trim it. I am soooooo not a baker.

    Comment by texasgurl33 (original poster) at 1:29 PM on Apr. 7, 2011

  • You over or undercooked it. Also you need to put it together with both flat bottoms together for the middle

    Answer by vbruno at 1:37 PM on Apr. 7, 2011

  • That has happened to be when I didn't trim it and did not let it cool completely. I know better now lol

    Answer by GomezMami2908 at 1:52 PM on Apr. 7, 2011

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