Topsy Turvy ? Smallest Top Tier & Height?

Decorating By cs_confections Updated 27 Jun 2011 , 4:33am by cs_confections

cs_confections Posted 25 Jun 2011 , 10:40pm
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Hi! I'm attempting my first topsy turvy cake for my mom's 50th birthday. We don't need a lot of servings, so I was looking for advice/tips on making it in a smaller form. I was thinking 3/6/9. Will this work and look okay? How tall should it be? Should they all be the same height, or should I make each one going up a little shorter? I'm just wanting to make sure it'll look proportional and I worry about how tall the 3" top tier should actually be and still tie in okay with the rest of the cake. Thanks for your help!

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cs_confections Posted 26 Jun 2011 , 3:58am
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cs_confections Posted 26 Jun 2011 , 8:44pm
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kearniesue Posted 26 Jun 2011 , 8:54pm
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That's a tough one. I think you need the cakes to be at least 4" high for topsy turvey for it to look right, but I also think that a 3" cake would look funny that tall. If it were me, I'd just do 2 tiers and nix the 3". Good luck!

Karen

allaboutcakeuk Posted 26 Jun 2011 , 8:57pm
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Originally Posted by cs_confections

Hi! I'm attempting my first topsy turvy cake for my mom's 50th birthday. We don't need a lot of servings, so I was looking for advice/tips on making it in a smaller form. I was thinking 3/6/9. Will this work and look okay? How tall should it be? Should they all be the same height, or should I make each one going up a little shorter? I'm just wanting to make sure it'll look proportional and I worry about how tall the 3" top tier should actually be and still tie in okay with the rest of the cake. Thanks for your help!




Hi I do all topsy turvy with a minimum of 4" depth cakes - it just doesn't work being any less. I agree with the other poster - 3" cake on top will not really work. It will kind of look like a little hat on the top. The smallest I would do is 5" but that's just my preference. Even when I did a 5" i thought it still looked a little on the small side icon_smile.gif HTH

cs_confections Posted 27 Jun 2011 , 4:33am
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Thank you! I was afraid of that icon_sad.gif I'm going to try carving and covering the 3", but come up with an alternate 2 tier design, just in case it doesn't work!

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