mandirombold Posted 18 Dec 2009 , 4:48pm
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How do I make a tilted cake, not a mad hatter cake, I have done those, but a cake that the bottom tier is level the next tier is angled and raised on one side, than the next tier is tilted the other way and is raised on one side. I think you have to make a stand or something to make is do that, I don't know. Its-a-pc-of cake does a lot of them. I hope someone can help.here is a pic.
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JanH Posted 18 Dec 2009 , 7:30pm
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Hi and Welcome to CC, mandirombold. icon_smile.gif

Wedges are used to separate the cake layers at an angle in the photo you posted.

How to dowel when using wedges:

http://cakecentral.com/images/articles/balance_construction.jpg

Wedge method help threads:

http://cakecentral.com/cake-decorating-ftopict-614179.html

http://cakecentral.com/cake-decorating-ftopict-1056-.html

Topsy-turvy/whimsical cake help thread w/video:

http://cakecentral.com/cake-decorating-ftopict-636851-.html

CC topsy-turvy/whimsical cake article:
http://cakecentral.com/articles/6/how-to-make-a-topsy-turvy-whimsical-cake

HTH

mandirombold Posted 19 Dec 2009 , 12:09am
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thank you so much. I had not idea how to make it work. I can't wait to try is! I love CC already.

swritik Posted 19 Dec 2009 , 12:24am
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where do you get the separations ?

mandirombold Posted 19 Dec 2009 , 1:04am
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Swritik-If you are talking about the styrofoam wedges that they are using, I think the are cutting down what I would call "Cake dummies" which people use for fake cakes, and I wrap them in ribbon as seperaters for my cupcake towers. I order from Guildcraft Cakedummies. They are pretty inexpensive. Much less expensive then buying a bunch from the floral dept. and glueing them together. FYI try to order all u need at 1 time to save on shipping. The charge $5 and UPS charges around $7-10.

cakeE101 Posted 16 Mar 2010 , 6:58am
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Hey thanks for all the insight on these crazy cakes I went to all the links listed above an I was just wondering which of these method is the best to start with for some one that new to all of this( wedges,topsy,mad hatter) thanks again

lanana Posted 16 Mar 2010 , 4:55pm
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I decide to use RKT as a wedge, just to make sure no styrofoam will get into the cake when I stack it. I simple made my RKT recipe. Let it cool inside a greased round plastic (taller) container, I pressed down to make it compact and when is cool just take it out and cut my wedge.

cake-angel Posted 16 Mar 2010 , 5:05pm
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Thanks Jan H for the helpful topics on this type of cake. As always you have provided extremely valuable and helpful information! Thank you.

Lanana - that is a great idea to use Rice crispies.

Bettycrockermommy Posted 17 Mar 2010 , 9:39pm
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Quote:
Originally Posted by lanana

I decide to use RKT as a wedge, just to make sure no styrofoam will get into the cake when I stack it. I simple made my RKT recipe. Let it cool inside a greased round plastic (taller) container, I pressed down to make it compact and when is cool just take it out and cut my wedge.




This is a great idea!! I made a cake like this a few years ago, and used styro, but it was only a display cake. If I ever make a real cake like this, I will use the RKT. Thanks for the idea!

ArtieTs Posted 26 Mar 2010 , 11:08pm
Quote:
Originally Posted by lanana

I decide to use RKT as a wedge, just to make sure no styrofoam will get into the cake when I stack it. I simple made my RKT recipe. Let it cool inside a greased round plastic (taller) container, I pressed down to make it compact and when is cool just take it out and cut my wedge.




OMG! I'm so darn glad I keep serching these threads. My only question about the wedge method was how in the heck do you keep bits of foam from getting in the cakes & you just answered my ?. I could kiss you hehehehe! I just could not get how you do it without foam in the cake. Oh! one more thing did you put a board under the wedges? and did you have any problems getting the dowel though all the cake & RKT?

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