I just searched on google and read an article on how to make a topsy turvy cake. The lady is putting dowels in the cake to keep it steady. Is this a must? I have to make a wedding cake and I do not think it would look nice if the cake is cut and there are dowels inside. Please help? I have never done this before.
If you are doing a tiered wedding cake, it doesn't matter if it is topsy turvy or not, you have to have a support system.
Thanks. Does this mean that I have to put dowels then in a wedding cake running from the one through to the other one to keep it steady? Do you put something between the cakes also? Sorry for all the questions, still learning.
Going to add my "sixpence" worth.
You have to put each tier on a cake board....
into that tier you have to put dowels before putting the next tier
on top.....to support the cake that you will put on top.
In a topsy turvy I would put a centre dowel to support the whole
system....depending on how many tiers you are going to do.
Or as Leah would say....use the SPS system....
Thanks for all the help. Just another question, why do you cut the cakes (2 or 3 per layer) in layers and then put them back together? Is it only so that there is icing inside and the cake is not dry? Can't you just bake a bigger cake and cut it in the topsy turvy shape you want?
I think your best bet is to go to "articles" at the top of the page and
have a look at the link....How to do a topsy turvy cake...
About your wedding cake....
If you are going to do a stacked cake, you have to put dowels or some
support system before stacking your layers.
Otherwise you are going to have a cake that is going to collapse.
Here is a website that you can go and look at.....
all about dowels and support.