I was anxious to get home from work and finally finish decorating the cakes. I was surprised not only to find a full house, but one of my cakes was pretty much ruined. The beer mug cake was collapsing and all I can see was bulging fondant between the bottom and middle layer. What made things worse, that was my son's Godfather's cake and he was at the house! His wife knew I was baking him a cake as a gift and I was so embarassed to know she was aware that was his cake. I couldn't even look at her. As soon as they left with my husband I was off to fix the mess. I just wanted to cry. I wasn't even sure where to start. I scraped of the white buttercream icing that I used as the beer foam and placed in a bowl apart. I removed all the fondant to find what had happened. The middle cake I guess had not baked properly and was not holding the weight of the top layer and fondant. I removed the the top two layers of cake, placed some dowels and a plate for support on the bottom cake. I flipped and place the top layer cake as the middle and the damaged layer as the top, sliced the damaged cake off and re-iced. I found some yellow and ivory fondant I had and prepared it to layer the cakes. I redecorated the entire cake. I even had time to add a few grape leaves to my hubby's cake and make some cake truffles to place in a box and add as an additional gift! All this in about 3 hours and I even cleaned up the mess before the returned. Unfortunately, they just dropped my husband off and didn't come in and see the semi corrected cake and truffles. My hubby will deliver the cake and truffles and I won't be able to see their reaction . At least my hubby was very pleased with his Father's Day Cake. What a learning experience!