My First Topsy Turvy Cake!

Decorating By AmandaLeigh00 Updated 16 Sep 2010 , 6:32pm by alelmway

AmandaLeigh00 Posted 15 Sep 2010 , 8:02pm
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After reading LOTS on here about tutorials, advice, photos, etc on how to make a topsy turvy cake - I finally did my first one last weekend!!! I was very anxious and worried that I would totally mess it up structurally, but I didn't! Feel free to critique! (Just be kind, please!) I used the method where you cut out enough of each lower tier so the tier above it sits inside level. I was very proud!

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erincc Posted 15 Sep 2010 , 8:35pm
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I'm glad it went so well for you!!! I didn't see a pic in your photos, though.

hails Posted 15 Sep 2010 , 8:40pm
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I would love to see the picture of your cake, I am sure it's lovely.

divinecc Posted 15 Sep 2010 , 8:59pm
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Good job, my first one was a flop!

AmandaLeigh00 Posted 16 Sep 2010 , 12:23pm
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Sorry - I tried to add on the pic at first and it wouldn't work, then I couldn't get the site to come back up for me. Anyway, let's try this again...

And it still isn't attaching for some reason. Sorry guys - I'll put it in my gallery. Just wanted to say a big thanks for all the wonderful people on this site who help those of us just starting out! icon_smile.gif

poohsmomma Posted 16 Sep 2010 , 1:02pm
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I am always impressed by anyone who can make a topsy turvy and have it stay in one piece, so Congratulations!

AmandaLeigh00 Posted 16 Sep 2010 , 1:22pm
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It definitely did stay in one piece - and I didn't even put the long down through all 3 tiers, just dowels in the bottom two tiers. I did use royal icing as the "glue" between stacking tiers though, so I'm sure that helped. It stayed safe and all in one piece, including all the letters and people through my 30 mile delivery journey. icon_smile.gif And thank you!

Originally Posted by poohsmomma

I am always impressed by anyone who can make a topsy turvy and have it stay in one piece, so Congratulations!

MamaD77 Posted 16 Sep 2010 , 1:35pm
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The pic is up! I looked and left a comment, it's lovely, very neat work, well done you!! icon_biggrin.gif

fortheloveofsweets Posted 16 Sep 2010 , 4:16pm
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I just saw the pic and added it as a favorite! I think you did a wonderful job! Congrats!

AmandaLeigh00 Posted 16 Sep 2010 , 4:23pm
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Aw! Thank you guys!

luntus Posted 16 Sep 2010 , 4:33pm
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good job. I haven't mastered enough courage yet to try it. icon_sad.gif I keep thinking my cakes will slide off.

mbasic Posted 16 Sep 2010 , 4:41pm
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Congratulations! Looks great!

AmandaLeigh00 Posted 16 Sep 2010 , 6:25pm
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Luntus - they won't slide off! Not if you use the method of cutting out the sitting area of the cake below for each tier - to keep it snug and then use royal icing to "glue" the tiers together. Just have faith!

alelmway Posted 16 Sep 2010 , 6:32pm
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It looks great, well done icon_smile.gif

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