Upside-Down Frosting Of Topsy-Turvy?

Decorating By vanki Updated 20 Jan 2011 , 6:11pm by vanki

vanki Posted 19 Jan 2011 , 5:22am
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Hi everyone

I am planning on making my second topsy-turvy cake this weekend (the first attempt didn't go so well) and i was wondering if the upside-down method of frosting would work? Will the cakes slide because of the angle? And would you recommend bc or ganache?

I appreciate any tips/ideas! Thanks so much.

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madgeowens Posted 19 Jan 2011 , 5:55am
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there is a wonderful tutorial on you tube to help with tt, you should watch it....I used bc and it was fine.......I will see if I can find the link for you

here it is

vanki Posted 20 Jan 2011 , 4:19pm
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Awesome video! Thank you so much. I get so excited when it comes to cake!

madgeowens Posted 20 Jan 2011 , 4:51pm
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lol, well thats a good thing!

LisaPeps Posted 20 Jan 2011 , 5:18pm
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Ganache all the way! It's safer because the ganache sets and holds everything together really well. Doesn't have to be chilled and is better in the heat. Buttercream works as well but i always use ganache.

brincess_b Posted 20 Jan 2011 , 5:20pm
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ganache sets up a lot firmer than bc, so it can help with the security. possible to do it in bc though, so then its a taste and confidence issue!

LisaPeps Posted 20 Jan 2011 , 5:27pm
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IMO ganache tastes amazing so it's never a taste issue ^_^

KoryAK Posted 20 Jan 2011 , 6:10pm
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I ALWAYS ice my TT cakes upside down - sooooo easy. I torte, fill, carve the sides (all upside down) then let them settle overnight right side up. Upside down again to ice, chill, and right side up to fondant.

vanki Posted 20 Jan 2011 , 6:11pm
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I love the look of ganache! But i find it a bit more costly than bc. Maybe i'll give it try anyway.

Also, I am doing a strawberry cake and the birthday girl requested no chocolate. Do you have a preference as far as brands of white chocolate? Some brands do not melt evenly for me icon_sad.gif

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