So glad it is helpful!! I actually just use wooden skewers!! I just cut them to the right length, and they work just great!!! I do use a normal dowel for the center dowel though. I think I usually use 1/4" thick...or something...I don't think it really matters, but you don't want it too thick..
I was so happy to find these instructions on how to stack this cake...THANKS!
thanks for the chart, it'll really help.
Sarsi - where does the piping gel go? You mentioned the long dowel through all layers and piping gel keeping it all in place. Also, if I wanted to do a 9 inch with a 6 inch top layer, do you think that would look okay? How about if I did a 9,6,3? This post is awesome! THank you very much for helping us all out!
I'm a new member and I was just about to post an e-mail about instructions for a crooked cake. Then I came across yours. This is awesome. I need to do this for a friend getting married in April.
Unfortunately, I'm not reaaly great with my computer. Was wondering if you would be willing to e-mail this to me? My e-mail is [email protected] Thank you!
Thanx, I think I'll jump right in and give it a try!
I can't wait to try it this summer for a "Group" birthday party ~ it'll fit in great!
LadyTerry and didzydecorator58 ~ I just sent it your way ~ good luck!
I'm sorry to say that I used this method and it didn't work for me... it looked great on the begining but it collapsed before we got to the b-day party, which was only about 5 miles away.
But, it might be just me... I'll have to try the other method. Thanks anyway.
I send you copious amounts of gratitude !!! Thank you for this !!!
Thanks so much!!
I am going to try this,but at a party in my house so i'm not driving it anywhere,i'm too scared it might collapse otherwise.
Thanks a lot anyway sarsi
Thanks so much Sarsi!!! I just made my first one, but used the carving method - your way seems much better (and simpler) so will definitely give it a try on my next cake!!!!!!
These instructions seem so much easier than the carving method. I made my first crooked cake for my daughters birthday yesterday and I used the carving method. But her cake was covered with Buttercream and I read in one of the posts that you would not advise this method with buttercream. I will try it with fondant...will mmf fondant be alright?
I am so happy you posted these instructions. Thank you!!
Yes!! MMF fondant will be just fine!! Sorry I'm so late at posting, we've been moving...think we're FINALLY settled now!!
Thanks for the info! I made a crooked cake tonight and did everything just like your directions, like I have in the past. The problem is, when I look at it, it bugs me. It looks just like your diagram but notice the sides are very crooked and when you look at other topsy cakes the one side usually ends up straight even though it is stacked crooked. What did I do wrong? I almost feel like I need to prop it up on the long side. Have you had this problem before?
hmmm...I have not noticed this problem before. Let me look through my photos, but I'm pretty sure the sides are straight. Did you stack the cakes absolutely opposite from each other? Bottom Tier's tall side is directly below short side of top tier?? Lined up in the center??? This COULD be the problem...
Sarsi, thanks for posting instructions for this and for your helpful advice on how to get it larger so you can read and print. that was helpful. I am going to be trying this soon because I have a future customer that wants a topsy-turvy cake for her wedding cake and I have never made one so I can practice this for awhile. God bless you.
Thank you but I would like to ask for clarification on the dowel height for the bottom layer........they are to be the same length?
Cakelady232- The dowels are to be the same height as the cake is. They should be flush with the top of the cake. All four dowels will not be the SAME height as the cake is tapered on top. Hope this helps clarify...let me know if I didn't make sense!
My friend's mom asked me how to make a crooked cake, so I drew this up for her. Thought I'd share it with all of you:
Many thanks for the very clear & excellent instructions.
Intend to give it a go next week!
I am currently making a cake a week..starting a new "small" buisness (for family and friends).. I have been using cake mixes from boxes.. I just can't get them to stay together in topsy turvy cakes .. etc.. does anyone have a great tasting denser cake?? or any ideas??
my 15 birthday is in a month and i wanted to do a crooked cake but its a family only thing and not many are coming. i was wondering if i could use styrofoam with method to make a "fake cake" with one cake layer in it so i can get the size i want without making so much cake???
Been needing directions that are easy to follow
thanks, exactly what I was looking for!