Stacking Topsy Turvy Using Styrofoam Wedges

Decorating By maudie21 Updated 5 Sep 2010 , 12:31pm by maudie21

maudie21 Posted 5 Sep 2010 , 4:15am
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I am getting ready to make a shower cake for my daughter. I am wanting to do a Topsy Turvy cake using styrofoam wedges. I have not tried this method before, and I had a couple of questions. Should the styrofoam be the same size as the cake, or should it be smaller? Can RKT, made in the shape of a wedge, be used in place of the styrofoam?

The cake is going to be four tiers, with the bottom being a dummy layer. Normally I would use dowels in each layer, which I am planning on doing for this one. But I am wondering if I will need a center dowel to go through the entire cake. And if so, can it just be inserted through the entire cake, or would it need to be secured at the base, and the cakes slid down over it?

Any suggestions/ advice would be extremely helpful.

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sugarshack Posted 5 Sep 2010 , 6:43am
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here is how i did mine:

I would drive the center dowel down thru evrything.

maudie21 Posted 5 Sep 2010 , 12:31pm
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Thank you so much Sugarshack, the information was extremely helpful. And your cake extremely impressive!! thumbs_up.gif

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