Question About Making A Flip Flop Cake

Decorating By firehorse Updated 31 Jul 2009 , 1:32am by cheatize

firehorse Posted 28 Jul 2009 , 2:54am
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I've been looking at some pics of flip flop cakes on here and I'd like to try to make one for a pool party I'm going to this Sunday.

This may be a dumb question, but I was wondering the order of events for making the shape - do you fill and stack the layers first then cut? Or do you cut each layer then fill?

Any suggestions for making this easy would be much appreciated. I don't have much experience with cutting cakes!

Thanks in advance.


18 replies
tabitx1 Posted 28 Jul 2009 , 3:00am
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I stacked and filled cakes first and then cut. I made a template out of cardstock to help with the cutting. Then I proceeded to decorate. Good luck!

cas17 Posted 28 Jul 2009 , 3:06am
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same here icon_biggrin.gif

JanH Posted 30 Jul 2009 , 6:04am
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Flip flops help thread you might find useful:


Swede-cakes Posted 30 Jul 2009 , 12:34pm
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I do what the other posters said. Fill/stack first, then carve so both layers will be identical size/shape. It's not difficult to make a flip flop shape. I carved mine freehand. You'll be fine. thumbs_up.gif Good luck!

hensor Posted 30 Jul 2009 , 1:44pm
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Thanks for the question firehorse...I will be making one in August for a Bridal Shower...all the info helps.

minniepiper Posted 30 Jul 2009 , 2:26pm
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I haven't filled mine, they are tall enough without it...that is unless you are using a filling!
Here is the templete i use!


gingersoave Posted 30 Jul 2009 , 5:43pm
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I made a template out of wax paper then cut after they were stacked with the buttercream filling. I copied a new flip flop and kept enlarging it on my copier to get the size I needed.


they are in my photos, I have a couple of them...

JenJane Posted 30 Jul 2009 , 5:46pm
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I also made a template and then cut them out. I am new to carving so it just made it easier for me.

Brenda0217 Posted 30 Jul 2009 , 6:08pm
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I traced my own foot , and used that as a template, and mine came out pretty good the first time I made one.

NikNicole Posted 30 Jul 2009 , 7:13pm
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I didn't fill mine, but I did find a template online. They're pretty easy to do. I've only done the zebra print one in my photos, but I'd love to try some more.

mbt4955 Posted 30 Jul 2009 , 7:22pm
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I wish I had seen these templates when I did mine (in my photos). I didn't fill it and cut it out freehand. I thought about doing two, but I didn't want to lost that much cake. icon_smile.gif

Brenda0217 Posted 30 Jul 2009 , 7:37pm
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I got two out of a 9x13 cake, just turn the template over and the opposite way on the cake for the other foot, they both can fit on one cake, I never torted mine yet. and just cut out around your template.

minniepiper Posted 30 Jul 2009 , 8:03pm
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That's what I do, however- the first time I made these I forgot to flip the templet lol!

chefjulie Posted 30 Jul 2009 , 8:46pm
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I actually cut mine first and then filled... With the fillings I used, there's no way I could do it any other way. I have to use a stiff icing dam (thanks, Sugarshack) to keep the filling from seeping out, so you pretty much have to cut and then fill.

nickymom Posted 30 Jul 2009 , 10:37pm
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My flip-flop cakes were single layered (2 9x13 cakes).

I just free handed my own template out on poster board.

If you're doing layers or torting I'd say it would be best to probably fill and stack first.

Normita Posted 31 Jul 2009 , 12:14am
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Check this link out. It has a cool tutorial for making the flip flop cake and other cool things.

Brenda0217 Posted 31 Jul 2009 , 1:07am
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Normita, what a cool site that was, thanks, now I know how to make the flip flops in layers. Thank you.

cheatize Posted 31 Jul 2009 , 1:32am
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I would torte and fill them before carving. I'm making a pair right now and they're rather fragile to move around.

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