What Is On The Bottom Of These Tiers?

Decorating By snowshoe1 Updated 4 Apr 2008 , 2:48am by Trixyinaz

snowshoe1 Posted 25 Mar 2008 , 12:52pm
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Hi everyone,

I've seen several cakes similar to the one in the link below:


Such a great look. My question is what is how do you finish the bottom of the tiers? I assume its on a cake board, but is the fondant wrapped around the bottom. How would you make it look nice and clean versus seeing a cake board?

Any input will be most appreciated!

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Doug Posted 25 Mar 2008 , 1:12pm
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you can --

a) wrap it under (harder if bottom is exposed, great if not)


b) raise cake up on temporary stand and then use sharp knife and bottom edge of cake board to trim it off so board doesn't show. (easier if bottom is exposed as here)

snowshoe1 Posted 25 Mar 2008 , 1:33pm
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Thanks, Doug!

golfgirl1227 Posted 25 Mar 2008 , 8:18pm
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I do Doug's version b. If it's a dummy, I just hold it up in the air and trim around it with sharp knife. If it's actual cake, then I elevate it on something a bit smaller than the cake tier and put it on my turntable and trim it with a sharp knife.

lorijom Posted 25 Mar 2008 , 10:57pm
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I do Doug's version B for all of my fondant covered cakes...then I don't have to put on a border if I don't think my design needs it. You know sometimes the design just evolves as you go...so this way if I've finished off the bottom of each cake I'm not limited with my decorating options.

KaraCakes Posted 4 Apr 2008 , 2:04am
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Ok, now MY question is... what is between the layers? Is that a cake dummy cut at an angle? Does anyone have anykind of instrustions for this? I have an occasion coming up that this design would be perfect for.

JulieB Posted 4 Apr 2008 , 2:21am
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Styrofoam wedges, decorated nicely, yes?,

Trixyinaz Posted 4 Apr 2008 , 2:48am
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These are so cool. Does anyone have a tuturial on how to contruct these cakes? I would love to do one like this for my mom's 75th birthday.

Do these type cakes have a name? Are these considered Topsy Turvy too?


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