Topsy Turvey

Decorating By KimErskine Updated 13 Jul 2011 , 1:14am by KimErskine

KimErskine Posted 11 Jul 2011 , 3:30am
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I'm going to be doing my first Topsy Turvy cake next week. I'm very excited and nervous. I have watched videos on YouTub and just wanted to get some does and don'ts from anyone willing to help me. I was going to go with the cut out the hole method.

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rickfan Posted 11 Jul 2011 , 5:57pm
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Hi I try it and was a little hard the first time but it work,then I buy some at least 3 pans in the shape and now is a brezze for me.

KimErskine Posted 11 Jul 2011 , 7:25pm
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Didn't know they had cake pans that baked the cakes that way...awesome. I'm going to have to invest in some of those...Thanks.

katj012 Posted 12 Jul 2011 , 3:32pm
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I actually JUST made my first one this past weekend. My only advice is to cut the hole a little bigger than the cake board (just very slightly), otherwise the cake doesn't quite fit exactly once fondant is on the cake (if you are doing fondant). But it was much easier than I thought it would be!

boomerangbaker Posted 12 Jul 2011 , 3:51pm
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When I make them I carve/taper each cake, ice and cover in fondant and then with scissors cut the excess board off of each cake and then use that as a template to make the hole.
That way the hole is the same size as the cake that needs to go in it, hope that makes sense.

katj012 Posted 12 Jul 2011 , 3:59pm
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Also - were you planning to fondant first and then cut the hole for the cake, or cut the hole and then fondant?

KoryAK Posted 12 Jul 2011 , 5:45pm
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Cut the hole method all the way! I fill, buttercream, cut the hole, fondant, cut that hole, and stack. You do not need special pans, in fact they are probably a waste of money icon_smile.gif

KimErskine Posted 13 Jul 2011 , 1:14am
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Thanks for all the advice. I think I have a lot of work ahead of me. Maybe I will start with just 2 tier. I was going to go three high but IDK...

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