What Do You Call This Technique?

Decorating By lardbutt Updated 10 Mar 2010 , 2:03pm by lardbutt

lardbutt Posted 9 Mar 2010 , 4:44pm
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I hope this is not sounding too stupid, but what do you call the cakes where the tiers are get smaller at the bottom? I know it's probably whimsical or something like that.

I saw a tutorial some where and it made it look soooo easy and now I have no idea where I saw it! I have searched whimsical and topys turvy, but they just show the "tilted" look.

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KHalstead Posted 9 Mar 2010 , 4:49pm
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topsy turvy cakes I think it what you're thinking of.

Also called "mad hatter" or "whimsical"

malene541 Posted 9 Mar 2010 , 4:53pm
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Do you mean an upside down cake??? Where there could be a 6 inch then a 8 inch then a 10 inch. (in that order from bottom to top)???? If this is it then just search "upside down cake".

lardbutt Posted 9 Mar 2010 , 4:53pm
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Thanks, do you know of any tutorials show how to taper the tiers?

malene541 Posted 9 Mar 2010 , 4:57pm
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KHalstead Posted 9 Mar 2010 , 5:10pm
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the easiest way I find to do it is to just put a cake board on top that is the size you want the top to be, and one on the bottom that is the size you want the bottom to be and then use a really long serrated knife (I use a big bread knife) to cut the cakes using the cake boards as a guide. Also, it's much easier if the cakes are frozen or at least partially frozen before you cut them!

lardbutt Posted 10 Mar 2010 , 2:03pm
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Thanks everybody! That was exactly what I was talking about!

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