Do I have to cover a topsy turvy cake with fondant?
Not at all!! You can make a very adorable topsy turvy cake decorated in BC alone!
Nope! You can cover it on just buttercream or fondant. If doing just buttercream, I suggest (after carving) doing a thin layer of crumb-coating, let it set in the frig for a bit, then adding another layer of buttercream.
I've been told there are 2 ways to do a topsy turvy so if your using the method I did (which was cutting a hole in the crooked layer for the next tier to sit evenly) this is how I did it. I started from the top tier and covered it with fondant leaving a little extra to roll under the cake to keep the fondant in place when I assembled the cake. I covered the middle with fondant (making sure to leave a little to roll under) and traced the fondant covered top to make sure the hole in the cake still fit, fondant covered and all. I cut the hole a little smaller and rolled the leftover rim into the hole of the cake. Did the same for the bottom tier, tracing and cutting the hole just a little bit smaller so I could roll the fondant. Then I assembled the cake from the bottom up of course and everything fit nice and snug. I did still skewer the cake thru the fondant on top and just covered it with decorations. I probably added extra work but the first attempt I tried, my fondant kept either moving from my holes and exposed the buttercream or when I stacked the tiers, the fondant would get caught and roll up. Good luck and i hope this helps and makes sense lol... It's harder to explain than it is to really do!
i found this video on you tube and i love it. is a easy way to make a topsy turvy buttercream cake
I watched that youtube video....wow, amazing. Did you see how smoothly that buttercream went on....on a chocolate cake? I think she's done a few cakes. I'm not sure I'll ever get the hang of buttercream....give me fondant anyday!