I Made An Instruction Sheet For A Crooked Cake!!!

Decorating By Sarsi Updated 1 Jun 2012 , 4:42am by SoFloGuy

Sarsi Posted 9 Feb 2009 , 5:16pm
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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..

rockysmommy Posted 12 Feb 2009 , 9:50pm
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I was so happy to find these instructions on how to stack this cake...THANKS!

madewithlove Posted 21 Feb 2009 , 5:45am
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thanks for the chart, it'll really help.

cserwa Posted 21 Feb 2009 , 4:48pm
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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!

didzydecorator58 Posted 25 Feb 2009 , 1:28pm
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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 ladygodiva58@sbcglobal.net. Thank you!

gerripje Posted 6 Mar 2009 , 6:53am
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Thanx, I think I'll jump right in and give it a try!

KookieKris Posted 10 Mar 2009 , 11:46pm
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Thank you!
I can't wait to try it this summer for a "Group" birthday party ~ it'll fit in great! icon_biggrin.gif

LadyTerry Posted 10 Mar 2009 , 11:51pm
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can someone send me the instructions I just want to try and make it, i love to make different cakes, my email is ladyfogle05@yahoo.com

KookieKris Posted 11 Mar 2009 , 12:09am
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LadyTerry and didzydecorator58 ~ I just sent it your way ~ good luck!

daniza Posted 16 Mar 2009 , 7:29pm
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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.

lizamlin Posted 24 Mar 2009 , 10:46am
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I send you copious amounts of gratitude !!! Thank you for this !!!

Creative_chika Posted 3 Apr 2009 , 9:39pm
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Thanks so much!!

solascakes Posted 9 Apr 2009 , 9:05am
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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.

solascakes Posted 9 Apr 2009 , 9:06am
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Thanks a lot anyway sarsi

heylucy Posted 9 Apr 2009 , 9:16am
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Can you send me the instructions as well luisa_q@hotmail.com

LP4702 Posted 18 Apr 2009 , 2:05pm
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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!!!!!!

bakermommy4 Posted 26 Apr 2009 , 6:28pm
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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?

Nestley Posted 2 May 2009 , 12:22am
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I am so happy you posted these instructions. Thank you!!

Sarsi Posted 23 May 2009 , 3:41am
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Yes!! MMF fondant will be just fine!! Sorry I'm so late at posting, we've been moving...think we're FINALLY settled now!! icon_smile.gif

caincakemaker Posted 29 May 2009 , 9:56am
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Hi Sarsi,

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?

Sarsi Posted 30 May 2009 , 6:35am
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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 Posted 30 May 2009 , 6:40am
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Why don't you take a peek at my crooked cake photos and see if it looks similar to yours. If its possible, you could email me a picture of your cake, or post it in this thread!! siasarma@gmail.com

jules5000 Posted 25 Jun 2009 , 4:11am
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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. icon_smile.gif

Cakelady232 Posted 25 Jun 2009 , 11:21pm
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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?

Sarsi Posted 26 Jun 2009 , 2:13am
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You're welcome!!

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! icon_biggrin.gif

Escaliba Posted 29 Jun 2009 , 3:15pm
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Originally Posted by Sarsi

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!

KANNIE Posted 2 Jul 2009 , 3:57pm
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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??

falling apart!

Neurochick Posted 1 Aug 2009 , 5:44pm
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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???

cmeventcoordinator Posted 23 Aug 2009 , 6:17am
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Been needing directions that are easy to follow

Rachel8648 Posted 25 Aug 2009 , 8:53pm
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thanks, exactly what I was looking for!

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