1St Topsyturvy Cake...can I Use 2 Cakes Torted Instead Of 3

Decorating By Trixyinaz Updated 11 Oct 2008 , 6:51pm by Trixyinaz

Trixyinaz Posted 11 Oct 2008 , 12:41pm
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All the instructions I have seen call for 3 cakes per tier (three 2" layers of cake and two layers of filling). I was wondering if I could do it with 2 cakes that are torted instead (four 1" layers of cake and three layers of filling)?

Thanks your help.

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bkkimberly Posted 11 Oct 2008 , 4:12pm
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Bump, was wondering also

VannaD Posted 11 Oct 2008 , 4:35pm
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I too will give you a bump b/c I have wondered the same, Good LUck

FromScratch Posted 11 Oct 2008 , 4:41pm
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You could do that. It will be on the shorter side, but it will work. I level (and in your case torte) the layers and then carve them before I fill them. Carving a filled and torted cake can be a bit of a pain as the layers sometimes will shift around on you.

alidpayne Posted 11 Oct 2008 , 4:46pm
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You CAN, but usually these cakes look dumpy and loose something in the overall looks department when using less than three tiers. Making the tiers taller may help balance things out. Try it & see! Definitely let us know how it turns out though, and post a pic!

Trixyinaz Posted 11 Oct 2008 , 6:51pm
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Thanks! Now I have to decide if I want to make a topsy turvy cake afterall. I'm really scared and nervous!

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