Question About Cake Mixes And Topsy Turvy Cakes

Decorating By cookieswithdots Updated 18 May 2010 , 6:39pm by awilder

cookieswithdots Posted 18 May 2010 , 6:07pm
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I am planning on making a topsy turvey cake and have watched Sharon's DVD. Did a small practice one and it was fine, used chocolate. My question is this.

The girl that I'm doing the cake for wants:

14" chocolate

10" white

6" chocolate

Does this seem ok to work with? I thought that you needed a really dense cake, but she does not want sponge cake at all. Like I said, the chocolate worked fine for my practice cake but it was much smaller. Just a little concerned.

Any suggestions.


2 replies
cnhiatt Posted 18 May 2010 , 6:25pm
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I'm no expert on topsy turvy cakes, but I did one that was 12'', 9'' and 6''. The bottom layer was a chocolate chip cake that came from a docotored mix, and it collapsed. I have sworn that I won't do one again unless at least the bottom layer is pound cake. Better cake decorators may be able to do it, but it makes me too nervous. How does she feel about chocolate pound cake?

awilder Posted 18 May 2010 , 6:39pm
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Forgive me for my ignorance, but I didnt think sponge cakes were dense?? I am new at this, so I could be wrong. I just always thought that sponge cakes were light and airy?

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