Help, It's My First Topsy Turvy Cake!!!

Decorating By BakerzJoy Updated 8 Oct 2010 , 11:09am by Karen421

BakerzJoy Posted 7 Oct 2010 , 2:16am
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I have been asked to make this cake ( link at the bottom). It's going to feed 25 people so. I am using styrafoam on the bottom and top tier and cake for the two middle tiers.

She has requested that I do...
bottom tier (4th)-Black with white chanel C's ( front and back)
3rd tier- White with black squigglies and rhinestones
2nd tier-Black with white coach C's
top tier-White with black polka dots.
Ribbons like the picture in hot pink with a hot pink "16" on top

She needs it sketched out but I can't draw for nothing.

Also, it looks like in the picture that the bottom tier isn't topsy's kinda straight while the others on top are slanted. Does anyone else see this and is that right??

Also, it's my first topsy turvy cake, any tips I should know about how to's????



7 replies
madgeowens Posted 7 Oct 2010 , 2:37am
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look in youtube fot tutorial by janelle..all you need

Sassy74 Posted 7 Oct 2010 , 2:43am
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The link isn't showingup correctly in your post, so I wasn't able to look at the cake. And, sorry, but I can't draw either!

But I can give a little advice on a TT. The best favor you can do for yourself is to get started WAAAAY in advance. I'd even bake/freeze the cakes, so they're on hand for carving when you're ready. Also, if you have time, I'd order Sugarshacks Totally Topsy Turvy's a LIFESAVER.

Do all of your decorations in advance, make your BC well in advance, etc. By having all of your ducks in a row early, you'll save yourself lots of heartache. Also, regardless of your ability to draw, have your design ideas laid out completely, so that you're not scrambling for ideas. Have a plan and stick to it lol ! HTH.

Karen421 Posted 7 Oct 2010 , 2:51am
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That is great advice from Sassy74 and the You Tube tutorial is great too! Try this tutorial, it is a good one also:

Do as much research as possible before you get started, and you shouldn't have any problems! thumbs_up.gif

BakerzJoy Posted 7 Oct 2010 , 2:57am
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Sorry guys try this link instead...........

You may have to paste in your's being difficult!!

madgeowens Posted 7 Oct 2010 , 4:25am
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This s my first topsy turvy............I used the youtube tutorial

madgeowens Posted 8 Oct 2010 , 5:25am
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I would be curious as to how you are going to support(with center dowel rod) if you are using styrofoam? You pound thru that and there will be little particles of styro in your cakes. I hope someone answers this part for I am very interested in the answer. icon_smile.gif

Karen421 Posted 8 Oct 2010 , 11:09am
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Straws and a dowel is just one way to support your cake, you can also use the SPS system. If you click on the link I posted and scroll through it, they use the SPS system. icon_lol.gif

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