Dr. Suess Cake Huh?

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kerri729 Posted 16 Jun 2008 , 4:44pm
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HI all,
I made my very first topsy-turvy cake last week for my son's 5th grade graduation, and almost every person who commented on it said "Oh wow, very Dr. Suess", or "Cool Dr. Suess cake"- now I have heard many terms for a TT, Whimsical, Crooked cake, but never Dr. Suess- is it the colors they are referring to or yet another acronym for a TT cake? I have seen the Cat in the Hat cakes, so not sure where they are coming from- take a look:

http://www.cakecentral.com/modules.php?name=gallery&file=displayimage&pid=1230730


Don't get me wrong, I don't take offense to it, I just would like to see the cake they might be referring to.
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KHalstead Posted 16 Jun 2008 , 4:49pm
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http://www.kidcraft.ca/images/drseuss_hat.gif

this is a Dr. Seuss birthday hat and i belive in one of the books this cake was shown! That may be what they're referring to. They also call them mad hatter cakes where I live.

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emrldsky Posted 16 Jun 2008 , 4:51pm
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I think it's not so much the colors, but the topsy-turvy look AND the decorations on the top, hanging down almost to a point.

It's really cute though, and so is Dr. Seuss. icon_smile.gif Good job!!!

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step0nmi Posted 16 Jun 2008 , 5:00pm
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wow! I really love the cake!

i think it could be that people think of those colors as Dr. Suess...but, that doesn't mean it's a bad thing! I think it just means that craziness could possibly equal Dr. Seuss!
So, hone that phrase and tell people that's what it is! LOL
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playingwithsugar Posted 16 Jun 2008 , 5:01pm
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As long as they enjoyed looking at it, and enjoyed eating it, I personally wouldn't care what they called it, as long as it wasn't "dogpile" or something similarly gross.

But that's just my opinion.

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missmeg Posted 16 Jun 2008 , 5:03pm
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Very Sussian :thumbsup:. I consider it a compliment.

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allydav Posted 16 Jun 2008 , 5:08pm
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Great cake! I wouldn't have thought Dr. Suess, but I can see how one person called it that and everyone else kept the name because perhaps they didn't know of topsy turvy or whimisical cakes. It looks great anyway.

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kerri729 Posted 16 Jun 2008 , 5:12pm
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Whew.......thanks! I didn't really take offense to it, I just kind of chalked it up to being from a small town in Wisconsin, where people are not exposed to the new and different things in the cake decorating world! All I know is my son's class mates were dreading me cutting it- of course, until they tasted it!

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summernoelle Posted 16 Jun 2008 , 5:12pm
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Cool! Congrats!

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kerri729 Posted 16 Jun 2008 , 5:16pm
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Whew.......thanks! I didn't really take offense to it, I just kind of chalked it up to being from a small town in Wisconsin, where people are not exposed to the new and different things in the cake decorating world! All I know is my son's class mates were dreading me cutting it- of course, until they tasted it!

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