Cake Mix Box And Tupsy Turvy Cakes.....!!!

Decorating By Charmed Updated 29 Mar 2009 , 5:20am by CakesIMake

Charmed Posted 18 Mar 2009 , 6:55pm
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Are cake mix box cakes sturdy enough to make tupsy turvy cake? Aren't the cakes too tender for this purpose. I am afraid that the cakes would just collapse or crumble icon_cry.gif

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MomLittr Posted 18 Mar 2009 , 7:02pm
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I will be doing one in the next couple of months, just to see if I can pull it off, and will be using a doctored cake mix. I will also try WASC (in recipe section) to see if that is a better, more sturdy cake. Will let you know what I find out.

deb

meldancer Posted 18 Mar 2009 , 7:07pm
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I would think that as long as you dowel it enough it should be fine. It isn't any different than stacking normal tiers, just need good support.

mamacc Posted 18 Mar 2009 , 9:50pm
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It depends. If you are doing the carved topsy turvy than WASC might not be sturdy enough. I like to use either a dense chocolate cake or I make WASC and substitute a pound cake mix for one of the regular mixes.

saramachen Posted 19 Mar 2009 , 2:19am
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I use kakelady's WASC recipe for the ones i make and it most certainly is sturdy enough.

Faithmp Posted 28 Mar 2009 , 3:23pm
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I am totally lost and would like to know a step-by-step method of doing a topsy for my Daughter's Sweet 16 which is April 18th, 2009.
I went to a bakery who wanted over 600.00 for it & that's just too expensive!
I know I could do this my self but would need help knowing what to use, ingredients, how-to put them together. Basically a step-by-step approach.
Could you please help?

sweet_teeth Posted 28 Mar 2009 , 3:31pm
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Originally Posted by Faithmp

I am totally lost and would like to know a step-by-step method of doing a topsy for my Daughter's Sweet 16 which is April 18th, 2009.
I went to a bakery who wanted over 600.00 for it & that's just too expensive!
I know I could do this my self but would need help knowing what to use, ingredients, how-to put them together. Basically a step-by-step approach.
Could you please help?




How many people was the cake for? It may have been very reasonable. Topsys require a lot of work! They are no simple feat icon_smile.gif

Here are some great instructions:

http://www.cakecentral.com/article1-Instructions-For-Building-A-Whimsical-Tilted-Cake.html

farmom3 Posted 28 Mar 2009 , 6:38pm
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I am making my first topsy turvy right now I carved cakes and thay are wating in the freezer, I use WASC " gourmet flavor " from Macsmom
I made pistachio- caramel and tiramisu cake , it's for our anniversary
I hope turn out good
I post it when it's done

cakebaker1957 Posted 28 Mar 2009 , 9:09pm
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I did my first topsy turvy cake baclk in Dec and i think i did pretty good theres a lot of info here if it hadnt been for the great ccers here i would have been lost , i used a box mix and it worked great its the
Red and lime green one i only have a few pics posted cause i just got brave enough to finally enter them here cause all the cakes shown on this site is outstanding so i was a little hesitant to post mine but i did(:
Go for it it was fun

terrylee Posted 28 Mar 2009 , 9:18pm
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My Wizard of Oz cake - kinda topsy turvy was with package mix. It held fine and was easy to carve. 3 layes and carved down to 2 for the slant. the support sysytem held it together good. Anything more angled and tipsey I think I would go to a heavier denser cake.

SweetSweetCreations Posted 28 Mar 2009 , 10:38pm
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I used DH for the zebra print one I posted and it worked out just fine. It was picked up and was transported assembled.

sugarshack Posted 28 Mar 2009 , 10:46pm
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I like the Durable for 3d recipe on this site for topsys

sometimes i tweak it a bit more egg

sweet_teeth Posted 29 Mar 2009 , 1:07am
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Originally Posted by sugarshack

I like the Durable for 3d recipe on this site for topsys

sometimes i tweak it a bit more egg




I just made that two days ago. Delicious as well as durable!!

Creative_chika Posted 29 Mar 2009 , 4:16am
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Does anyone have the link for the 3d recipe?

CakesIMake Posted 29 Mar 2009 , 5:20am
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