The Topsy Didn't Quite Fit Into The Turvy! Dang!

Decorating By confectionsofahousewife Updated 16 May 2010 , 7:41pm by confectionsofahousewife

confectionsofahousewife Posted 15 May 2010 , 1:05pm
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So I am in the process of making my first topsy turvy cake. Just two tiers. I was doing really well! I carved the two tiers and I thought their shapes looked great. I cut the hole out of the bottom cake. I iced the cakes in buttercream and they looked really good. Unfortunately, when I cut the hole in the bottom cake for the top cake to sit it, I didn't take the girth of the cake plus th eicing. It didn't really want to go down into its hole! Its kind of funny but I'm annoyed because everything was looking so good. After I put the top cake on, I couldn't really take it off again to fix the hole. It got worse when I tried to put the central dowel in and it kind of squished the top cake down and then I got a couple of cracks in the icing of the bottom cake. I have it in the fridge to hopefully prevent any more settling of the cake but am definitely worried about transporting it later. JUst had to vent this to people who would understand. Thanks!

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dalis4joe Posted 15 May 2010 , 1:16pm
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sorry you are going through this..... hopefully after some fridge time.. it will be easier to fix any structural issues with it....

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ajmccray Posted 15 May 2010 , 6:55pm
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I did the exact same thing with my topsy turvy. I couldn't believe I forgot to take the icing into consideration. I refrigerated it overnight and delivered it the next day with no problems. Good luck!

ebredhawk Posted 15 May 2010 , 7:25pm
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definitely a mistake you won't make twice.. i'm glad you have such a good attitude about it though! if you need to fix the cracks on the bottom tier, a hot spatula will do the trick!!

tastyart Posted 15 May 2010 , 7:46pm
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I've made that mistake....twice. The icing really does take up significant space.

dalis4joe Posted 15 May 2010 , 8:35pm
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came back to see if there are any updates... hope all went well...

SharonK1973 Posted 15 May 2010 , 8:56pm
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I usually draw a circle with an edible marker on the bottom tier that's the size of the bottom of the top tier. Then I cut outside of that circle to make enough space for the tope tier. More confusing to write than do!

joyfullysweet Posted 15 May 2010 , 9:07pm
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I actually covered my cake in fondant before I cut the hole out (I saw it done on Cake Boss...teehee). Worked beautifully!

confectionsofahousewife Posted 16 May 2010 , 1:10pm
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Originally Posted by SharonK1973

I usually draw a circle with an edible marker on the bottom tier that's the size of the bottom of the top tier. Then I cut outside of that circle to make enough space for the tope tier. More confusing to write than do!




That's exctly what I did! I just didn't cut quite far enough away from the circle! I used the pan that I baked in as a guide. I can't believe that I didn't take the icing into account either! What a dummy! It made it to delivery just fine. I was nervous because I had to drive my husband downtown (20 minutes on bumpy roads) and then across town another 20 minutes to deliver the cake. Had the cake been fondant covered I think I could have pulled the top tier off and fixed the hole but I figured I would make more of a mess of it if I tried to pull off a buttercream covered tier. Thanks for the sympathy! I'll post the picture in my gallery shortly.

confectionsofahousewife Posted 16 May 2010 , 1:23pm
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Apparently I'm not going to post photos as it says the photo is too small! I read a post about this the other day. What is the deal?

confectionsofahousewife Posted 16 May 2010 , 7:41pm
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Alright, if anyone cares I finally got the pic uploaded!

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