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Baked Alaska Keeps Falling :(

Any advice? I wanted to make a pink version for my first show and I made a test version in chocolate and it fell over :(
 
I don't know if it is long enough, but inserting a cake tester down thru all the layers while it is chilling might help. Another option would be to get a long cake dowel, sharpen one end, insert it down the center of all the layers, cut it off so it is flush with the top layer, then ice as normal. Doweling is used in cake decorating for stability.

Hope this helps.

Paula in TN
 
idea to keep cake from falling

mely said:
Any advice? I wanted to make a pink version for my first show and I made a test version in chocolate and it fell over :(

Maybe if you just cut the upper layers a little thinner that would help keep it from falling. Put more fillling between the bottom layers and less between the top.
 
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OK I'll try these - poor me- more test cakes to eat - I am going to gain 20 pounds by my first show... LOL
 


Hi there! I'm sorry to hear that your test version fell over. When making a pink version, try using a sturdier base such as a chocolate cookie crust or a graham cracker crust. Also, make sure to chill the crust before adding the filling to help it set. Another tip is to use gel food coloring instead of liquid, as it won't add extra liquid to the filling and potentially make it too runny. I hope this helps and good luck with your first show! Let me know if you have any other questions. Happy baking!
 

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