I saw this gorgeous cake at a cake show in Philadelphia and want to know how it's done. I don't remember which bakery, so I'm very sorry for not giving it the credit that it's due.
Does anyone have any ideas? (Doug?) Of course, if I tried it, it wouldn't turn out nearly as beautiful, but perhaps I could try to replicate it in miniature at some point!
Girl you need Doug,maybe you can pm him he is great with these constructions...
wow...nice cake....i would charge a arm and a leg for that cake
it looks like the kind of topsy-turvy that's done with regular-shaped tiers (not carved to be topsy-turvy themselves i mean...the tops and bottoms are flat/parallel to each other) and separated with wedges of styrofoam. so the parts covered in the bubbly-ball thingies are probably styrofoam, and the cakes are resting on them flush, all held together, i would guess, by a big center dowel? not that i have ANY experience making such a cake but that's my guess! doug will know for sure.
thats a beautiful cake... good luck.. post your version.. iwould love to see it
There was one on Food Network challenge Surprise Engagement & they used the acrylic cake stand & the "boards" were slanted when they put it together. I'm not exactly sure how you would keep the cake from shifting off it though. I would be afraid gravity would "tear" the cake right off. They all had a big center dowel that connected to the one below when assembled. Does that make sense?
Collette Peters' book "Cakes to Dream on" has alot of these cakes and instructions on how to build them. She has some cakes that defy gravity even more than that one!!
that was exactly what I was thinking. However, I had the same concern about the cake sliding off or tearing off from that center dowel--those tiers are pretty slanted! Do you think the slanted layers are styrofoam maybe?
Styrofoam is always a possibility