My First Topsy Turvy Cake!

Decorating By JCE62108 Updated 8 Oct 2009 , 2:39am by cylstrial

JCE62108 Posted 6 Oct 2009 , 11:43pm
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Im proud. I did better than I thought I would. I made my first gumpaste bow too. Need a little work on that. lol.

I had a question about the cake. I had a little problem with the top layer being too heavy for the bottom layer. The directions I found on this website stated to use 3 sized pans, for example, a 7, 8, and 9 inch. The smallest layer being on the bottom.

I only used two sizes on mine. I used a 5 and 6 on the bottom. The 5 inch seemed like it was being squooshed under the weight of the 6 inch. Do you guys normally have this problem? I used WASC, maybe it just wasnt a dense enough cake? If I use less water in the wasc will it make the cake denser and stronger?

Any tips that could help me out for next time?

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MnSnow Posted 6 Oct 2009 , 11:48pm
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Your much braver than I am! LOL I have never done a topsy and I am petrified to do one.

Love the bright colors! What did you use for support between the tiers?

JCE62108 Posted 7 Oct 2009 , 12:08am
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Oh geez try it! lol. Its much easier than it seems. hahaha. I actually didnt put a support in it because the cake was so small. It was a 5 and 6 on the bottom, and a 4 and 5 on the top. Normally you just put your dowels and cake plate like you normally would. I use the SPS by bakery crafts.

Do one for practice! I didnt even have a reason to do it, I just didnt want to turn a customer down if they asked for it, so I figured Id better learn how to do it. icon_smile.gif It was really fun to make

MnSnow Posted 7 Oct 2009 , 3:35am
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LOL...Bakkkk Bakkkkk (chicken talk)

Texas_Rose Posted 7 Oct 2009 , 3:47am
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It's very cute! I've never made one. It looks like rather than changing your recipe maybe you just needed the support between the tiers. I've noticed even small things get heavy when they're covered with fondant.

Loucinda Posted 7 Oct 2009 , 12:01pm
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Great job for your first time! I agree with TR - you need to have the supports in there, it wasn't your recipe.

KKC Posted 7 Oct 2009 , 3:11pm
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That looks so good to be your first time...I've been saying for weeks that I am going to attempt to make one, I'm terrified of doing a TT!

sadsmile Posted 7 Oct 2009 , 3:59pm
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But my white feather coat is so warm and cosy... Image

JCE62108 Posted 8 Oct 2009 , 1:33am
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lol! Thanks for the input, guys. Yeah for a customer Ill build it the RIGHT way, lol, so maybe I wont have that problem. It was just such a small cake that I didnt think it would need it but I guess I was wrong.

Oh BTW if I had to do this for the first time for a customer, I WOULD have been terrified. That is why I did some research on how to do it and just did it for fun. The tutorial on this site is great.

I have a lot of time on my hands now that my job laid me off. grrrr. Now Im trying to make it on my own. Not working so far, lol, but Im trying hard to make a name for myself. icon_smile.gif

cylstrial Posted 8 Oct 2009 , 2:39am
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It is so cute! I really need to get around to making one of those. =o)

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