A Leaning Cake (On Purpose)

Decorating By NicoleneSF Updated 25 Mar 2011 , 3:29am by CWR41

NicoleneSF Posted 25 Mar 2011 , 2:58am
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Hi everyone, I'm new here, so I still need to update my profile and such, but I'll go ahead and ask my question.

I am making a cake for my sister in law's surprise bday party. I have experience with both tiered and fake cakes and I am thinking of combining both these ideas for this cake.

I need a leaning cake to mimic the invite: http://www.vistaprint.com/vp/ns/easypath/studio.aspx?pf_id=136&combo=129565.142.1.165713|165713|137|0&uei=221778&icparts=yes&ag=true&combo_id=232501&ssc=1&ag_category_id=1640&filter=9%3a10013||1%2c24%3a10073||1%2c24%3a10074||1%2c24%3a10075||1%2c24%3a10076||1%2c3%3a10077||1%2c4294936929%3a4294936301||1&xnav=previews&xnid=button&rd=3&ref=1&studio_no_redir=1&referer=http%3a%2f%2fwww.vistaprint.com%2fgallery.aspx%3fpg%3d39%26preid%3d52%26xnav%3dTsrImage

I'm thinking of using the topsy turvy cake method, but pointing all the tall edges in the same direction. I'm thinking of doing a 12" styrofoam, 10", 8", 6" in cake and 4" in styrofoam. That way I'd have at least 5 layers.

Any suggestions would be appreciated!

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CWR41 Posted 25 Mar 2011 , 3:29am
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I'm thinking of using the topsy turvy cake method, but pointing all the tall edges in the same direction. I'm thinking of doing a 12" styrofoam, 10", 8", 6" in cake and 4" in styrofoam. That way I'd have at least 5 layers.




I think you mean 5 tiers. Gravity will win, and your top layers/tiers could slide apart from one another. I'd use real cake for the bottom tier or bottom two tiers, and use the lightweight styrofoam dummies for the gravity-defying upper tiers.

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