Help, This Doesn't Look Right...

Decorating By brannendeville Updated 2 Feb 2009 , 5:26pm by sugarbees

brannendeville Posted 28 Jan 2009 , 5:20am
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This just doesn't look right. Can any one tell me what I did wrong?

Please this is a practice cake for my god daughters b-day Saturday.

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cupcakeco Posted 28 Jan 2009 , 5:29am
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It looks to me as though the top tier isn't centered enough.

However I've never made one of these cakes, so, :BUMP:-- hope someone else can answer your question more properly.

TheCornerBakery Posted 28 Jan 2009 , 5:41am
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Your bottom tier is cut at to steep of an angle. These type of cakes if you are just starting out should not be cut at more than 20* angles.

The top tier does matter since it is not supporting anything.

You need to begin with a neater crumb coat on your base coat.. put in the fridge to set and come back and build up the buttercream. It looks like to many crumbs came to the service of the cake.

I don't know what support plates you are using but starting out and if your building more than 3 tiers it should have a center dowel going all the way from the top to bottom of the cake.

Hope this helps,
Happy Baking,

OhMyGanache Posted 28 Jan 2009 , 6:01am
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These types of cakes are also tapered in at the bottom of each tier. That was the first thing I noticed.

brannendeville Posted 28 Jan 2009 , 1:49pm
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Ok, I will not cut it at such a steep angle, center the top more and try to taper the bottoms (I think it was missing this the most).

Any other advise??? I am only doing the 2 layers so no dowel needed, right? The crumb coat and final coat did come out a lot better once it was in the fridge for 30 min.

-K8memphis Posted 28 Jan 2009 , 1:56pm
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Originally Posted by brannendeville

Any other advise??? I am only doing the 2 layers so no dowel needed, right?

Your cake will collapse without dowel.

brannendeville Posted 28 Jan 2009 , 2:22pm
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Any thing else I should try to change before Saturday?

brannendeville Posted 2 Feb 2009 , 2:15pm
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OK well I am VERY pleased with the out come of my first topsy turvy cake!

Please let me know if there was anything that I could have doen to make it better.

sugarbees Posted 2 Feb 2009 , 5:26pm
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too cute.. I think you did a great job for your first one.. I am not brave enough to try that

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