Top Tip Friday #12 Preventing Cake Slips.
|My First Ever Fondant Roses|
Anyway moving right along, I pull out my 1M piping nozzle decorate some frilly stuff all around. My cake is looking oh so fancy, frills, roses and even a bit of bling with silver dragees! Yep this home baking mum is feeling pretty awesome.
Unfortunately that's where the awesomeness ends.
I get the cake safely in the car. Turn the key, fingers and legs crossed "Yep! I can Do This!" I reverse and make the turn out of my driveway really carefully, and suddenly remember there's some speed bumps along my usual route, so being the quick thinker that I am, I avoid those streets. So there I am happily driving along without a care in the world, feeling so proud of my AWESOME cake, until suddenly, and this is where it get's emotional, as I am changing lanes I can hear something, that strangely sounds like a cake board sliding across the back of the car. I get a slight flutter in my heart and I think to myself:
Well, at this point, I really cannot concentrate anymore, all I can think about it my cake. My AWESOME cake! So I pull up by the side of the road, jump out and open the wagon door. My heart stops beating, and I am sure for a moment, all of time stood still. There in the back of my car was what looked like the leftovers of a cake smash photo shoot...
Time has now passed, and I have now healed from this mishap!
But I am ashamed to admit that yes I have another 2 more stories about my cakes sliding, however I will not torture you with their tragedies except to say one was me elegantly pushing my cake onto the floor while smoothing ganache on my cake sitting on a turntable and the other involved many many cupcakes all going for a ride to town.
EEEEEEK! The Horror!!
Sooooo, the lesson that this tale of cake sliding horrors brings us today is... (trumpets please)
TOP TIP FRIDAY #12
|Grip mats at Overflow|
You can cut it to size and use it everywhere to prevent a cake sliding horror story EVER happening to you!
- Place under your cake boards and boxes to prevent sliding during transport.
- Cut circles and squares that match your cake boards to create a slip free surface between your cake board and turntable (I cut flush so they are not in my way when hot knifing ganache)
- Baked 50 cupcakes and only have a large box to put them in? Cut out a piece and line your box with it - no sliding cupcakes anymore.
|Cut to size against your cake boards,|
this baby will save you from
"Cake Slip Horror"
*If you already knew about this clever little tip, make sure you save your friends from "Cake Slip Horror" by sharing this awesome tip with them also.