Has Anyone Used Wedges For Topsy Turvy?

Decorating By joy5678 Updated 21 Jan 2013 , 9:06pm by morgnscakes

joy5678 Posted 6 Jan 2009 , 4:55am
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I have not used styrofoam wedges to do a topsy turvy cake yet so I asked a sister decorator and she said that they have to be set up at the site rather than being delivered already set up?? Can anyone tell me why or how to make one steady enough to deliver alread set??? Thanks for your help.

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ibmoser Posted 6 Jan 2009 , 3:56pm
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It can be done - just use lots of dowels. Colette Peters has great instructions in Cakes to Dream On. Use dowels to support the next tier as usual and then dowel all the way to the cake board through each successive tier. There are lots of dowels in the finished product icon_lol.gif . And then drive sloooooowly icon_biggrin.gif . My very first cake after Wilton classes was made this way. As they say, ignorance is bliss... But, it survived an arduous journey through resort area traffic thumbs_up.gif

tonedna Posted 6 Jan 2009 , 4:12pm
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They can be driven stacked I have done it, just needs good support.
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morgnscakes Posted 7 Jan 2009 , 2:46am
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I want to try this type of cake, but where do you get the wedges?

joy5678 Posted 9 Jan 2009 , 3:59am
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As always, thanks for the advice ladies! I chickened out on this one but will put my "big girl panties" on for the next one and just do it. Yikes, scary! Psm1, you can probably get your cake wedges at a cake decorating supply store or make them yourself from styrofoam (be sure to cover them with fondant or saranwrap before placing on cake)

mjs4492 Posted 9 Jan 2009 , 4:11am
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I made a 4-tiered cake with the styrofoam wedges (in my gallery) and traveled 45 mins and it made it fine. Many dowel rods!

Just a note: I ordered the wedges from dallas foam online. As mentioned above the instructions by Collette are perfect.

mjs4492 Posted 9 Jan 2009 , 4:12am
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Marissaisabel Posted 9 Jan 2009 , 4:32am
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Yes use plenty of dowls for your support. I did not on my 1st attempt at
using the wedges. My cake did slip . Follow Collette Petters' technique. Even my instructor told me to secure my support and I felt that a few dowls would be enough. But the wedge effect is much nice. When you put the cake together. Lots of luck.

morgnscakes Posted 9 Jan 2009 , 5:55am
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Originally Posted by mjs4492



Thanks!!! I will look into this. That's where I get my regular cake dummies from!!

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