Topsy Turvy Tutorial?

Decorating By KrissieCakes Updated 14 Sep 2009 , 5:25am by cavette

KrissieCakes Posted 3 Dec 2008 , 1:37am
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I swear that I saw a topsy turvy tutorial somewhere!!! I thought it was here, but I can't find it anywhere on here. I also searched Youtube and a couple of other places. I remember that it was step by step pictures, rather than a cohesive video. Has anyone else seen something like this somewhere?

I'm going to attempt my first one for my neice's birthday (with the help of 2 of her 11 year old friends who want to surprise her with a really over the top cake - not sure what I'll keep them busy with!). This is my chance to have someone else pay for my practice materials!! icon_smile.gif

Thanks for any help you can give me!

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tracey1970 Posted 3 Dec 2008 , 2:04am
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KKC Posted 3 Dec 2008 , 2:04am
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Don't mean to hi jack ur thread but...i was wanting to know the same thing only I really want to learn how to do the ones that look like the pic below...the tiers look sorta like their floating....
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KrissieCakes Posted 3 Dec 2008 , 2:15am
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That is it!!!! Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!

tracey1970 Posted 3 Dec 2008 , 2:17am
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Oooh, Kivia, that's gorgeous. Sorry, I've never seen a tutorial for that one before. Hope someone can help you!

FromScratch Posted 3 Dec 2008 , 2:34am
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This is the basic construction for a non-carved TT cake.. You use styrofaom wedges to prop up the tiers and make them crooked. icon_smile.gif
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Trixyinaz Posted 3 Dec 2008 , 2:40am
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Thanks Jeanne! I've been wanting to do one of these, but had no idea how. They are so cool looking!

steffla Posted 3 Dec 2008 , 2:53am
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I am sorry if this question is dumb but...

I love the diagram for the non carved TT cake! Thank you. I was wondering, when you insert the dowels in the cake tiers, do you need to carve the bottom of the dowels on an angle to sit flat on the cake board since the board is on an angle ...or.... do you insert them down , through the board into the styrofoam??

Thanks

KKC Posted 3 Dec 2008 , 4:15am
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Originally Posted by jkalman

This is the basic construction for a non-carved TT cake.. You use styrofaom wedges to prop up the tiers and make them crooked. icon_smile.gif




Would it be totally weird if i said i love u icon_lol.gif Really, i've been looking for some kind of scetch, pic or something to show me how this is done. Thank you, thank you, thank you thumbs_up.gif

Now my next dumb question would be..how on earth do u stop the cake from sliding off the board?? icon_redface.gif I am completely new to this Topsy Turvy stuff and i'm freaked out by it! Thanks!

FromScratch Posted 3 Dec 2008 , 4:34am
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You don't want the angle to be so extreme that the cake would fall off. This would make the layers potentially slide as well. I would put a central dowel through the whole shebang. No sense risking it.

KKC Posted 3 Dec 2008 , 1:36pm
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Originally Posted by jkalman

You don't want the angle to be so extreme that the cake would fall off. This would make the layers potentially slide as well. I would put a central dowel through the whole shebang. No sense risking it.


Oh thanks so much...i am definately going to try it this weekend. Special Thanks!

nickshalfpint Posted 3 Dec 2008 , 1:50pm
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When you use the syrofoam do you puy anything under it, or does it go right on the cake. I know when you drill a hole in styrofoam it makes a dusty mess, I was wondering if when you put the dowel in it, if any of the styrofoam comes off ?

FromScratch Posted 3 Dec 2008 , 4:57pm
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I would glue a cake board to the bottom of the wedge and cover it with coordinating fondant.. that way there will be no styro touching the cake in anyway. icon_smile.gif

MacsMom Posted 31 Dec 2008 , 4:13pm
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Ditto - I glue cake boards to the bottom of my styrofoam wedges and cover the sides in fondant.

FleurDeCake Posted 14 Sep 2009 , 4:29am
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so tell me do you always use something to hide the styro wedges.. like the leaves in the pic

miny Posted 14 Sep 2009 , 5:09am
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I love those tutorials, thanks!

cavette Posted 14 Sep 2009 , 5:25am
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when I tried to make one the whole top cake fell off! what kind of styro foam do you use!

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