arnab Posted 3 Sep 2008 , 1:09am

A technique learned from a book by Lindy Smith, âCakes to inspire and Desireâ. This is how I made it. You will need a 4â deep cake, a 3â will work but the final result will be flatter. If you do not have a 4â deep mold you can put a parchment paper collar to the mold and fill it up about 1 inch more than usual. This technique works better with a refrigerated cake. Also you will need Fondant, Buttercream, and a turn table. Here are some tools you will need too.

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The first toothpick is positioned at a 45° angle at half of a centimeter to 1 centimeter from the top.

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Following the measurings guidelines below, insert toothpicks around the cake. This will give you a more acurate way to cut. One for the lowest point across from the 45 angle one and two more at the midway point on the sides of the cake


For a 10 x 4 inch Cake the lowest point will be 1.5 inches and the midway 2 ¼ inches measure from the bottom to top. For a 6x4 inch The LP will be 2 inches and the MP 2.5 inches
  
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This is how the cake should look after all the toothpicks are positioned. Four total, one angle, one low point, two midpoint. With a serrated knife proceed to cut diagonally following the toothpicks as guidelines.

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You will end up with two pieces. Apply buttercream to the top of the bottom piece of cake and slide the top turning it 160 degrees. Tall side to tall sidde and short to short.

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Apply a thin layer of buttercream.

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Cover with Fondant and smooth it.
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Cut the excess fondant.
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The final product. I keep the bottom tier straight for support. I use an acrylic base between the bottom two tiers and plastic dowels cut to size between the first and second tier. Good Luck.

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57 replies
arnab Posted 3 Sep 2008 , 1:12am

Chicas perdonen que esta en ingles pero es para que todo el mundo lo pueda entender. Si tienen dudas dejenme saber y con gusto les trato de ayudar.

LOYILAW Posted 3 Sep 2008 , 1:35am

QUEDO DE SHOW. GRACIAS

biviana Posted 3 Sep 2008 , 1:36am

super. muchas gracias.

cavette Posted 3 Sep 2008 , 2:13am

Thanks for making the great tutorial I'm going to try to make one Saturday for my son's birthday! thumbs_up.gificon_biggrin.gif

roxie08 Posted 3 Sep 2008 , 3:44am

gracias siempre me preguntaba como es que hace ese bicochos asi adonde crees que pueda conseguir ese libro.

ceshell Posted 3 Sep 2008 , 7:37am

OMG I never thought I'd find another use for my old high school protractor!! LOL. Thanks for the tutorial, this is great.

TandTHarrell Posted 3 Sep 2008 , 7:52am

thanks for sharing

mandi1613 Posted 3 Sep 2008 , 11:24am

thanks for the tutorial i will definately be using this!!

Jennyivette Posted 3 Sep 2008 , 11:55am

Muchas gracias por compartir tus conocimientos, que Dios te lo multiplique en bendiciones para ti y los tuyos thumbs_up.gif

newnancy Posted 3 Sep 2008 , 11:59am

Thanks, you make it sound so simple. I will definetly be trying this method.

lainalee Posted 3 Sep 2008 , 12:00pm

Thanks for sharing, gotta try one! icon_smile.gif Love your Spongebob cake.

jessfmaldonado Posted 3 Sep 2008 , 12:21pm

This is the type of topsy turvy that I like!!! Thanks so much for this, I just have to try it now!!!

Jessica thumbs_up.gif

Suzycakes Posted 3 Sep 2008 , 12:23pm

Looks much less intimidating than the other instructions I've read. I am really wanting to try a TT cake - maybe this would be a great way to try my first!

Thanks for your time and tutorial!

Suze

ANASDELICES Posted 3 Sep 2008 , 1:48pm

gracias amiga un dia de estos lo trato!!!thanks again thumbs_up.gif

ELGORDO Posted 3 Sep 2008 , 3:22pm

gracias por compartir amiguita thumbs_up.gif

licia Posted 3 Sep 2008 , 3:39pm

Wow, that was a great tutorial for a topsy turvy cake.

farmom3 Posted 3 Sep 2008 , 3:42pm

thank you so so much

CakeDesigns Posted 3 Sep 2008 , 3:53pm

Arnab, lo que no entendí fue como los montastes. Dices que usastes una base en acrílico para los 2 cakes de abajo y palitos para montar el tercero???

Yo tengo ese libro y ella no hace el hoyo para montar los cakes uno encima del otro. Me llama mucho la atención como ella los monta, pero me da mucho miedo que los cakes se vayan a resbalar.

Amia Posted 3 Sep 2008 , 4:21pm

That looks SO much easier than the other way! TFS! Maybe now I'll find the courage to attempt a TT.

poshcakedesigns Posted 3 Sep 2008 , 4:43pm

Thanks for the great instructions!!! icon_biggrin.gif

Aitza Posted 3 Sep 2008 , 5:00pm

Me parece menos complicado que otros tutorials que he visto!
Nunca lo he hecho!! A ver si ahora un dia de estos me animo a tratarlo con este tutorial!!
Thanks so much!!

arnab Posted 3 Sep 2008 , 5:09pm

Cake Designs, Este es el equipo que utilizo para el montaje. La base de acrilico que ves se puede sustituir por dowels de los mismos del tope pero el corte debe ser derecho no en diagonal como para el de arriba. Cada cake tiene una base de carton. Si te da miedo aun asi le puedes pones un pedazo de una malla plastica que se vende en Wal- mart o k-mart que se usa para ponerle a los gabinetes ens como un foam enrrejillado. Esto ayuda a que noresbale. Tambien venden algo parecido para las alfombras y se puede utilizar. Otra cosa es que estos cakes yo los monto en el lugar de destino. No los transporto montados. Es bien importante que los dowels seal plasticos y fuertes pues los de madera si son los palitos de pincho con el peso se parten. O de madera bien gordos o de plastico. Espero que te haya aclarado tu duda.

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cocobean Posted 3 Sep 2008 , 5:20pm

arnab, I am not getting something. Usually with pictures I do a lot better understanding. But, once you make the cut it seems like you should be frosting a raw cut angled top. icon_confused.gif What is that angled top you are putting back on that makes a nice finish to frost? I'm not getting it. Hope I can get it. I'm going to try and do a whimsical this weekend for my 6 year old! Do you mind working with me a little here? Thanks! I hate it when everyone else is getting it! icon_confused.gif

jmpearl Posted 3 Sep 2008 , 5:23pm

That looks easy enough to try, thanks for sharing!

arnab Posted 3 Sep 2008 , 5:28pm

Hi cocobean.

Once you cut it you end with two pieces that will be put together again. The bigest of them will carry the icing on top. Then you put the other smaller part on top. You just rotate it so the thinner parts will match. There is no waste cake with this technique. Hope this help.
Ana

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