Birthday/anniversary Combo Cake?? Help! :)

Decorating By BlazingCakes Updated 23 Aug 2011 , 1:55pm by kakeladi

BlazingCakes Posted 22 Aug 2011 , 3:07pm
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Hello:

So I am attempting to make a cake for this weekend for some friends of ours. It's the wifes birthday (twenty eight) and their anniversary (second or third), so I wanted to make a square topsy turvy kind of cake combining the themes. I am completely new to this game, at the same time. Does anyone have any suggestions on making a topsy turvy square cake? I've found some videos only lasting a few seconds a minute tops, on circular ones but I am not quite sure how to shape it so it "fits" together. Secondly, does anyone have any suggestions on how to mesh the two themes together?I am going to use buttercream icing, most of the guests don't like fondant, plus it's definitely a weird icing substance. Thank you so much in advance!!

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JamAndButtercream Posted 22 Aug 2011 , 3:20pm
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Hi,
I'm going to be completely honest, I don't think you should make a topsy turvy cake, it's quite a big challenge for someone who is new to making cakes! At the moment I wouldn't try to make a topsy turvy cake either!
How about making a a square tiered cake, and placing the cakes on to of each other like this, so it looks a bit different,
http://www.google.co.uk/imgres?q=square+tiered+cake&hl=en&biw=1280&bih=603&gbv=2&tbm=isch&tbnid=OKV772oGFWQ9KM:&imgrefurl=http://www.flickr.com/photos/vanlatte/3623563917/&docid=O0v38QqViZtOtM&w=375&h=500&ei=-3FSTv4ogq_yA_q9mK8H&zoom=1&iact=rc&dur=360&page=1&tbnh=153&tbnw=115&start=0&ndsp=23&ved=1t:429,r:6,s:0&tx=97&ty=83
For mixing the themes together, this is my idea for a 3 tiered cake, the bottom tier as the birthday part, with Happy Birthday written on it, and decorated as you wish, middle tier is the "transition" tier, so it could be quite simple, and the top tier is the anniversary tier, with Happy Anniversary written on it, and maybe decorated with some flowers.
Try to have a theme and relating colours in the whole cake to tie it all together.
Hope this helps, Good Luck!

BlazingCakes Posted 22 Aug 2011 , 7:11pm
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Thanks so much!! I really appreciate your honesty. I absolute love the idea of turning the sideways like, my husband loved it too! Didn't even think of that, it is such an amazing picture! So simple, ohh but very elegant.

I want to buy the Fat Daddio's Mad Dadder pans eventually. Do you think if I used something like that (down the road) it would make it a little easier? Thank you so much again for all your ideas icon_smile.gif

knlcox Posted 22 Aug 2011 , 7:26pm
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http://cakecentral.com/articles/6/how-to-make-a-topsy-turvy-whimsical-cake

Here is a link on how to make a topsy turvy cake. It's fairly simple! All you can do is try! Hope this helps.

JamAndButtercream Posted 22 Aug 2011 , 9:38pm
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Yeah those pans could work great, with the great tutorial link Knlcox left for you! I believe the key to a topsy turvy cake is a well built, strong support system, with bases and dowels. Cake Boss made a topsy tuvry cake, Take a peek if you're not too busy designing your cake! good luck! thumbs_up.gif

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7i7DuVMNSn8&feature=channel_video_title

dwright Posted 23 Aug 2011 , 6:24am
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As far as combining the themes... I recently did a birthday cake for a 1 year old and a 4 year old who were having a shared birthday party. I actually designed the cake two sided. it was round tiers, but spin it one way and it's the one girls cake and spin to the other side and the other birthday girls cake is visable. Perhaps you could actually do a two sided cake?

HeatherLind Posted 23 Aug 2011 , 1:25pm
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Happy BirthAversary!

kakeladi Posted 23 Aug 2011 , 1:55pm
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There is a way you could make a TT cake w/o problems. Use a styrofoam wedge between the two tiers. This would tilt the top tier w/o having to dig any cake out/make it 'fit'. the wedge is then decorated (usually w/flowers) so it is not seen.
The turned at an angle way makes a very pretty cake also.
The only times I made cakes for two occasions I placed the 2 layers next to each other on a lg board and decorated them similar (so the look flowed) but each had their own cake.
Similaar to these http://cakecentral.com/gallery/1369704
http://cakecentral.com/gallery/1197295
http://cakecentral.com/gallery/1349755

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