Sometimes the iceing doesn't fall far from the cake.
My wife made us a 2 layer white coconut cake yesterday. It was made basically from scratch with the help of Betty Crocker. LOL.
The cake mix from the box was easy to make but making the icing from a mix using a special type of meringue powder, purchased from W a l m a r t in the birthday party section of the store.
She spread the thick icing over the cake before it was completely cooled down and as a result, and after it sat on the table under a glass cake dome on a glass pedestal, the cake started to fall apart like there was some kind of earthquake in the middle of it and some of the icing managed to just fall off at the sides.
Anyway, that was expected. We had a piece last night of the coconut cake. It was just fine.
She removed the lid on that cake to let it get some air. Apparently the moist air, under the dome, caused the icing to melt off. This has happened more than once. One time we had this happen with a butter creme icing on a 2 layer cake. I guess I need to let the cake cool off a bit more next time and maybe refrigerate the cake over night to keep the icing firm and it not fall from the cake.
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