Has Anyone Used These Topsy Turvy Cake Pans?

Decorating By mookamoo Updated 22 Oct 2011 , 10:31pm by SPODN

mookamoo Posted 15 Jul 2010 , 11:17pm
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I want to make a topsy turvy cake and i am scared of carving.
I found these online but they only had one review. Has anyone else tried them?
http://www.suppliesforcakes.com/product.asp?specific=204


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loucarp Posted 15 Jul 2010 , 11:27pm
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I have. They are easy to use and make a nice topsy turvey cake.

gilson6 Posted 15 Jul 2010 , 11:31pm
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I haven't used them but would love to!!!! Let me know if you get them and how they turn out. Love the pans on this website.

Bakingangel Posted 15 Jul 2010 , 11:32pm
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Originally Posted by loucarp

I have. They are easy to use and make a nice topsy turvey cake.




I must be slowing down in my old age, but how do these work? I can wrap my brain around it to make sense icon_confused.gif

loucarp Posted 16 Jul 2010 , 12:25am
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I've made them two ways.
1.) just stack the cakes one ontop of the other just like the photo
2.) I just take cake pan and outline the layer ontop and cut out the cake so that the top layer "sits" inside what you cut out. You don't really need to cut much out.

Don't know if that makes sense to you or not.

LindaF144a Posted 16 Jul 2010 , 12:31am
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How do you get an even bottom? If the cake sits at an angle in the oven, won't the cake batter bake uneven.

I'm missing something too.

Kiddiekakes Posted 16 Jul 2010 , 12:33am
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They probably have a metal base to set it on in the oven so it bakes level..something like the ring wilton uses for the ball pan.

gilson6 Posted 16 Jul 2010 , 12:33am
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If you look at the pans, one side is higher then the other so the cake would be higher on one side then the other. I know, it took me a minute of looking, too. I would love to get these but $90 is a little much for us right now. They're going on my wish list!!!

neelycharmed Posted 16 Jul 2010 , 12:44am
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I would so love to have these pans!
Add it to my list.
Jodi

loucarp Posted 16 Jul 2010 , 12:47am
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There is a piece of bent metal on the bottom of each pan, so that when you turn it over to fill it, it actually sits level in the oven.

If you look at the top cake pan you can see a piece of metal ontop that is bent at a right angle...each pan has one of these attached.
I just took a picture of one of my pans...hope this help

cakechica27 Posted 16 Jul 2010 , 12:47am
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That is so interesting. I wonder if they bake evenly?

loucarp Posted 16 Jul 2010 , 12:49am
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here's the picture

loucarp Posted 16 Jul 2010 , 12:53am
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how do I get the picture to post?? can bake a cake...can't figure this out

Ahh the pic was too big..another try
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JohnnyCakes1966 Posted 16 Jul 2010 , 1:23am
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I'm not getting it either. I realize that 1 side of the pan is higher than the other, but if you set the pan - flat bottom down - on the counter and pour in the batter, you can still only fill it as high as the short side. The batter will be level in the pan, regardless of what the pan itself looks like. I guess you could put something under the pan to make it sit at an angle, but....you could do that with any pan. Right??? icon_confused.gificon_confused.gif

LindaF144a Posted 16 Jul 2010 , 1:44am
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loucarp - Thanks for sharing. Very cool.

I will someday make a cake like this, on a smaller scale, like two tiers. icon_biggrin.gif
I couldn't justify the pans yet, maybe a christmas present to myself. Hmmm....

JohnnyCakes1966 Posted 16 Jul 2010 , 1:55am
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Ah...I get it now.

Jeep_girl816 Posted 16 Jul 2010 , 2:10am
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Hmm, the fear of uneven baking would make me shy away from these, not to mention the price tag. Carving really that much of a big deal, just freeze the cake first, use tooth picks or something similar as a guide, then carve-easypeasy! I also like my topsyturvys to taper in a bit, they look a bit more whimsical that way and these pans have straight sides so I'd still have to carve. Pretty pointless for $90, IMHO

Bakingangel Posted 16 Jul 2010 , 2:24am
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Ah...I get it now.





Me, too! (hitting forehead..."Could've had a V8!")

Thanks for the pic it really helped! Yeah, I'd like to have a set of these puppies! Don't like to carve!

Bakingangel Posted 16 Jul 2010 , 2:33am
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Originally Posted by loucarp

how do I get the picture to post?? can bake a cake...can't figure this out

Ahh the pic was too big..another try





What about cake doneness issues? How deep is the deepest side vs. the shallow side? What are their dimensions? Do you ever set a slanted cake on top of a normal 2" round to give it a bigger look? Would that even work? I'm tring to visualize cutting a space like you say and setting the other slanted cake layer in it but then that layer will look real short won't it?

mookamoo Posted 16 Jul 2010 , 7:11am
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im going back and forth on getting these. I want to do one of these cakes for my stepmoms 50th birthday. I wish you could just buy the pans you needed...Not all the layers(and 90 dollars later) I may do a carving trial run with freezing...see how that goes and then maybe purchase. I am scared that freezing will have an effect on the cakes taste and freshness ?? Ill post pics in the next month or two if i get these and bake.... detective.gifmadhatter.gificon_eek.gificon_confused.gif

gilson6 Posted 21 Jul 2010 , 4:47pm
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Just ordered mine!!! I'm so excited. I'll be getting them next week & trying them asap.

Maximama Posted 11 Jul 2011 , 2:56pm
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Hi Ladies, Just wanted to answer some of your questions about the topsy turvy cake pans. 1 The cake pans are 4 inches on the high side and 21/2 inches on the smaller side. 2 The pans can be purchased seperately on Global Sugarart thats' where i bought mine, but I purchased the set and they bake very well I love them less work. Hope I have helped to answer some of your questions.

neide Posted 14 Oct 2011 , 2:44pm
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The pans is 50,00 the n 6/8/10/12 on cake deco.com

allaboutcakeuk Posted 14 Oct 2011 , 3:02pm
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Quote:
Originally Posted by mookamoo

I want to make a topsy turvy cake and i am scared of carving.
I found these online but they only had one review. Has anyone else tried them?
http://www.suppliesforcakes.com/product.asp?specific=204


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Hi, I bought these and used them, they are great. I have to say the reason I bought them is that I wanted to do fruit cake bases for wedding cakes etc. Carving fruit cake is a nightmare - bits of fruit fall out etc. big holes so I bought these. They are easy to use and save the carve! There is a topsy turvy wedding cake in my pictures and these are the tins I used for them. Are they expensive in the USA? I bought mine from the tinsmith in the UK. HTH

allaboutcakeuk Posted 14 Oct 2011 , 3:07pm
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Originally Posted by Kiddiekakes

They probably have a metal base to set it on in the oven so it bakes level..something like the ring wilton uses for the ball pan.




Yeah mine have a kind of "leg" that pulls out underneath so they are level baked basically the "slant" sits at the bottom so it will come out nice and even and the base is at the top and you can level that after baking icon_smile.gif

melanie-1221 Posted 14 Oct 2011 , 3:28pm
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I have them and LOVE them. I have used all sizes ( with bake even strips ) and my cakes bake very even. I was concerned with the shallow side over baking but no problems at all. I stack them just as they are, no carving and the cakes look great!

ufo9978 Posted 14 Oct 2011 , 3:45pm
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Oh man !!! i just spend $150 on a topsy turvy whimsical cake class. I hope I learn a lot

allaboutcakeuk Posted 15 Oct 2011 , 7:14pm
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Originally Posted by ufo9978

Oh man !!! i just spend $150 on a topsy turvy whimsical cake class. I hope I learn a lot




LOL don't worry I did the same.. and still bought tins later on. I went and decided to take fruit cakes to carve icon_smile.gif

red0027 Posted 21 Oct 2011 , 7:58pm
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I just bought both the 3 tier square and round sets for $120. To me, totally worth it if it cuts my carving time down to practically nothing. Can't wait to start using them. Yea! Thank you everyone for even mentioning these!

allaboutcakeuk Posted 22 Oct 2011 , 4:14pm
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When you all stack yours do you just sit them one on top of the other or carve out a bit in the middle so that they actually sit straight like a normal stacked cake? I do worry about stability when I stacked them normally without carving the inside of the lower tier out

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