Hello! My sister-in-law is getting married in Oct and she would like a topsy turvy cake. I am of course going to practice a few before I make hers (my co-workers enjoy my practice cakes), but does anyone have any tips??? We were looking through the cake disasters and found that many of them were topsy turvy gone wrong and they all mentioned they would never do it again. Is it really that difficult??? And what sizes do I use to feed about 250 people?? TIA
If it's for a wedding cake, I would encourage you to consider buying Sugarshack's DVD about Topsy Turvy Cakes (sugaredproductions.com). I have never tried one but probably won't until I get her video. Good luck!
I agree with cherrycakes, get the DVD before you practice. I plan to order the DVD, then practice a topsy turvey for my willing co-workers!
Sharon's DVD's are excellent (I now have all of them!), but I made the 2 I have done before I bought her DVDs. I followed BKeith's steps that are in the articles here at CC. The one thing that messes folks up (IMO) is not cutting the hole big enough for the next tier to set down in. (which causes the cake underneath to collapse) I even did mine in buttercream instead of fondant and didn't have any trouble. Check out the article, and if you have any questions, just ask!
In the ones I did, I would have gotten sharper edges (I think) if I had done them in fondant. I am still happy with how they turned out.
thanks guys I'll definitely look into the dvds and article
they are not that hard but definitely get sugarshacks dvd on TT, well worth it for the instructions and other helpful hints.