Upside Down Cake

Decorating By Cakey1865 Updated 12 Jun 2009 , 12:37pm by aligotmatt

Cakey1865 Posted 11 Jun 2009 , 8:23pm
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Ok so my daughter is turning 16, a few months ago she saw a cake that was 3 tiered and looks upside down, you know smallest layer on bottom and biggest layer on top, and of course that is the cake she wants, My question is how in the world do I do that?
Please help, thanks in advance,

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Rose_N_Crantz Posted 11 Jun 2009 , 10:18pm
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boy, that's a doozy. Unfortunately I have no words of advice, but here's a bump!

I'm gonna google it and see if anything comes up though.

indydebi Posted 11 Jun 2009 , 10:20pm
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Just like you would any other cake. Be sure each tier is on a sturdy cardboard (I'd use plastic plates myself) and it will hold up fine.

Cakey1865 Posted 12 Jun 2009 , 6:00am
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But Mrs. Deb, what would keep it all from falling over?

Rylan Posted 12 Jun 2009 , 9:55am
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I would build a stand for it to be on the safe side.

newnancy Posted 12 Jun 2009 , 10:23am
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I did see it on tv once. Sounds like a fun cake, can't wait to see your pics.

bbmom Posted 12 Jun 2009 , 10:25am
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If you just type upside in the search bar on cc you will bring up a bunch of pics of cakes cc members have done, read the descrip, some say how they did it or you could pm them.

funtasticake Posted 12 Jun 2009 , 10:51am
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I was trying to send you the picture here. but I am not having anyluck attaching it..but anyway..type on search tutugirl she has a beautiful picture of her upside down cake...[/u]

indydebi Posted 12 Jun 2009 , 12:17pm
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Originally Posted by Cakey1865

But Mrs. Deb, what would keep it all from falling over?

Why do you think it would fall over? The cake will be perfectly centered; the center of gravity will be ok; the cakes are sitting on a dowel system.

stack some pans on your counter, smallest one on the bottom. watch them NOT fall over. thumbs_up.gif

Cakey1865 Posted 12 Jun 2009 , 12:36pm
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ok I see what your saying, Thanks you guys for all the advice

aligotmatt Posted 12 Jun 2009 , 12:37pm
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Attache a 5/8" dowel rod to a big piece of wood for a base. Bevel a hole for the dowel, put the wood glue in, put the dowel in, screw in the bottom of the board into the rod.

Use the same bevel to put holes through the center of your cake boards. I would recommend masonite if you can get it. The plastic boards lose some stability when they get a hole put in the center.

The sps system pillar is also 5/8" so I use that to punch a hole in the cake, and I do it Before fondant or icing, then just re-clean out the hole after.

Slide your bottom cake down the center dowel. Put in dowel rods, slide the next one down, put in dowel rods, slide the last cake down.

Make sure your center dowel is a smidge shorter than your cakes so it isn't popping out the top. It's really quite a pain to cut once it's attached to the board, and especially once you've slid cakes down it.

Ta da! It takes a little bit of wood work, but it will be nice and secure. And, since it's for your daughter, you can save all of the pieces for the next time!

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