Topsy-Turvy Cake Using 3" Pans?

Decorating By sandra05 Updated 30 Sep 2009 , 1:45pm by snocilla

sandra05 Posted 13 Aug 2009 , 4:49pm
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I'm making a Topsy-Turvy 3 tier cake for my niece's 18 th birthday. what cake pans sizes should i use when using 3" round pans ? that's all i have . help icon_confused.gif

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sandra05 Posted 17 Sep 2009 , 3:22pm
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i need help with this cake please,is for next month. she's having 60 to 75 guests. she wants a Topsy- turby cake. i have round pans , they are 3"
tall. i don't know which pans to use for this type of cake? help!!! icon_cry.gif

caked4life Posted 17 Sep 2009 , 6:35pm
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Hi Sandra05,

Not sure if this will help, but under the articles tab there's instructions for the topsy cake.


rvercher23 Posted 17 Sep 2009 , 6:52pm
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i am making a topsy turvy cake next week to feed 75 people and I am making 6,8,10. I just bake three of each and carve them to be tapered at the bottom. So the 6 will be about a 4 at the base, the 8 will be a 6 at the base, and the 10 will be 8 at the base. I hope I havent confused you. Hope this helps!

snocilla Posted 17 Sep 2009 , 7:25pm
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I've heard the standard is to go up an inch for each layer. For instance:
tier 1 - 10", 11", 12"
tier 2 - 8", 9", 10"
tier 3 - 6", 7", 8"

If you don't want them as tall, just put less batter in your 3" pans so that they are closer to 2".

Here is a 2-tier topsy-turvy I did with the bottom tier bieng 8", 9" and the top tier just a 5". The 8 and 9 were in 2" pans and the 5 in a 3" pan.


sandra05 Posted 21 Sep 2009 , 1:33pm
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thank you all icon_smile.gif

rvercher23 Posted 30 Sep 2009 , 1:41pm
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Here is the finished cake. I used Deliciously Decadents tutorial. I didnt use any different sized pans, I just used the standard 6, 8, and 10 inch pans and carved it to the right sizes at the bottom. It was great. I delivered the cake stacked, it survived a 40 mile drive in the back of my suv going over the ship channel and everything. It didnt budge, shift, or move at all!!!

snocilla Posted 30 Sep 2009 , 1:45pm
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Wow! Very Nice! I love the colors!

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