Whimsey Topsy Turvy The Same Just Diffrent Styles?

Decorating By cakesmade4u Updated 4 Apr 2010 , 5:52am by ceshell

cakesmade4u Posted 4 Apr 2010 , 4:13am
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Are they just the the same but more dramatic in the diffrent styles? TIA

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ceshell Posted 4 Apr 2010 , 5:52am
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A "topsy turvy" cake is usually a cake that looks like it has balance issues, often appearing as though it is stacked upside down. It generally has carved in sides and/or a slanted top, although sometimes people do them with normal-shaped cakes and separator wedges to make the tiers appear to be nearly toppling over.

I just looked up the definition of the term itself, and it hails from around 1528, when it meant "the top where the bottom should be". icon_biggrin.gif

Whimsical generally means any cake with excessively playful features, which would include a topsy turvy cake but could also be other styles. Some topsy turvy cakes are more whimsical in style than others though!

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