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.
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!
Flip flops help thread you might find useful:
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. Good luck!
Thanks for the question firehorse...I will be making one in August for a Bridal Shower...all the info helps.
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!
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...
I also made a template and then cut them out. I am new to carving so it just made it easier for me.
I traced my own foot , and used that as a template, and mine came out pretty good the first time I made one.
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.
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.
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.
That's what I do, however- the first time I made these I forgot to flip the templet lol!
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.
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, what a cool site that was, thanks, now I know how to make the flip flops in layers. Thank you.
I would torte and fill them before carving. I'm making a pair right now and they're rather fragile to move around.