I am by no means professional. I was pretty much self-taught until I took two Wilton classes last fall. I've only made silly/cutesy cakes. I wanted to try something new and classy.
I also decided to try a new recipe at the same time as being new and exciting with the decorating.
I am an idiot.
The cake itself was very tasty. I got this recipe from Cake Central. It was like eating a soft Oreo. The problem was they all broke coming out of the pans. All 4. In the soft cake, I placed a strawberry filling. Then I decided to try a new icing recipe; chocolate ganash. So, new cake, filled with strawberry, & new icing.
All is well, sort of, until I try to ice it with buttercream. The broken parts broke even further. The cakes were leaning. The home made fondant was sticking, the ganache was oozing from under the fondant. ARGH!!!!
I gave up.
I didn't want red icing. I wanted a red ribbon, but the ganache made it impossible.
It's also "bowl-shaped because there was no way to carve this cake level. It tore.
Words failed me. Oh wait. They didn't.
If at first you don't succeed...
pitch a fit, swear you're never trying a fancy cake again and go to bed angry.
Then wake up, breathe and know you will try again.