How Many Layers Do You Think These Two Cakes Are

Decorating By vicmic Updated 3 Nov 2009 , 10:06pm by KHalstead

vicmic Posted 31 Oct 2009 , 11:41pm
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I want to make a cake like this for my grandson but not sure how many layers to bake. I want to start baking and freezing for next week so would appreciate any input. I think the bottom might be 3 layers torted but not sure and the top is a big question Thanks for any advice you may have t give me. Also anyone want to guess how much yellow fondant I need icon_sad.gif
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2SchnauzerLady Posted 1 Nov 2009 , 12:16am
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Likely 3 layers for each tier as that's best for topsy turvey cakes!

favrtdtr Posted 1 Nov 2009 , 12:16am
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Did that come from here on CC? If so - I would pm the person and ask how they did it. If not, I have no idea - sorry

kakeladi Posted 1 Nov 2009 , 12:40am
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I agree w/it looking like it's 3 layers.

madgeowens Posted 1 Nov 2009 , 12:48am
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evry cake I have seen like this takes 9-12 layers

PinkLisa Posted 1 Nov 2009 , 12:52am
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Since you will have a lot you need to cut away, I guess that the bottom is three layers and the top is six layers. They definitely don't have the same number of layers since the top is much higher and is slanted in different directions so there will a lot to be cut away. Good luck!

Doug Posted 1 Nov 2009 , 1:28am
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based on the length of a lollipop stick (used on top as deco holder)

if that 2" exposed

them top tier is at least 8" tall -- 4 2" layers and bottom is 6" tall -- 3 2" layers.

and in pic top tier is decidedly taller than the bottom one.

vicmic Posted 1 Nov 2009 , 2:00am
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thanks everyone! mydaughter found the cake online and sent it to me so as far as I can tell, it's not from anyone here. I will post pics when I finish, again, thanks for taking time to help and please keep your fingers crossed for me icon_smile.gif

kakeladi Posted 1 Nov 2009 , 7:18pm
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......... in pic top tier is decidedly taller than the bottom one.......

Probably noticon_smile.gif Remember the small the cake round the taller it looks.
Take a look at most 6"x4" round cakes & you will see what I mean. It looks much taller than the other 4" tall tiers icon_smile.gif

Texas_Rose Posted 1 Nov 2009 , 7:23pm
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Also, I've never made a topsy turvy but I've seen lots of tutorials and they will sometimes cut the top layer at an angle and then flip one of the pieces around to make the top that slanted.

jo_ann Posted 1 Nov 2009 , 7:34pm
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jo_ann Posted 1 Nov 2009 , 7:36pm
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jo_ann Posted 1 Nov 2009 , 7:37pm
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That cake is posted on here. It's made by MacsMom. She makes awesome cakes.

  
http://www.cakecentral.com/cake-photo_1158379.html

jo_ann Posted 1 Nov 2009 , 7:38pm
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paulstonia Posted 1 Nov 2009 , 7:41pm
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Texas_Rose

Also, I've never made a topsy turvy but I've seen lots of tutorials and they will sometimes cut the top layer at an angle and then flip one of the pieces around to make the top that slanted.



This is how I do it. Torte the layer at an angle, then spin top part around so skinnie sides are together, thick sides are together. You don't lose and cake except when tappeing the bottom. Did that make sense? icon_redface.gif

vicmic Posted 3 Nov 2009 , 9:53pm
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thanks JoAnn, I would never have found it as I tried looking but don't have very much time some days. I did PM the owner and hope she gets back to me with any advice she can offer.

jo_ann Posted 3 Nov 2009 , 10:04pm
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Your welcome, I am an admirer of her cakes, that's how I knew who's it was. icon_smile.gif

KHalstead Posted 3 Nov 2009 , 10:06pm
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look in the comments under the pic, she tells how she made it along with how tall the top tier is!

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