Carving The Platform For Topsy Turvy Cakes.

Decorating By KarisCakes Updated 20 Jul 2011 , 2:16pm by all4cake

KarisCakes Posted 20 Jul 2011 , 2:24am
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HI all. I have the Fat Daddio square topsy turvy pans. They really make topsy turvy cakes easy! I have one dilemma though. To make TT cakes sturdy, you have to carve a level platform in each cake for the next cake to sit on. In the videos I have seen, they stack, frost, and fondant the cakes, before they carve the platform. The problem I have is that when I do that, I end up carving out all of the icing.
Do you think there would be any trouble if I carved the platform BEFORE I frosted and fondanted the cake. Just trying to predetermine any pitfalls.
Thanks!

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KarisCakes Posted 20 Jul 2011 , 6:11am
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Any thoughts, anyone?

vgray Posted 20 Jul 2011 , 1:34pm
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On this tutorial they cut after crumb coating but before applying fondant... HTH

http://cakecentral.com/articles/6/how-to-make-a-topsy-turvy-whimsical-cake

all4cake Posted 20 Jul 2011 , 1:46pm
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Originally Posted by KarisCakes

In the videos I have seen, they stack, frost, and fondant the cakes, before they carve the platform. The problem I have is that when I do that, I end up carving out all of the icing.
Do you think there would be any trouble if I carved the platform BEFORE I frosted and fondanted the cake. Just trying to predetermine any pitfalls.
Thanks!




I'd have to see that in progress!

All this time, I thought those pans were for those that use the method that doesn't require cutting a recessed area.

If you're cutting an area to accomodate the tier above, I recommend doing so after filling and crumbcoating them.

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