"separted" Topsy Turvy Cake?

Decorating By melimel00 Updated 12 Apr 2013 , 9:22pm by Yours Truly

melimel00 Posted 11 Jan 2013 , 6:55pm
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Has anyone made a cake like this?


From the picture below- I'm thinking the " topsy turvy"styrofoam cake dummies were used to separate the cakes? But what was used to make sure the cakes don't slide over or around? Dowel through the center of all cakes? Royal Icing? A combo of both?


I'm worried about transporting a cake like this- HELP!


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-K8memphis Posted 11 Jan 2013 , 7:02pm
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like a ron ben israel 


# 3, 4, 5, 7


and others in this collection?



melimel00 Posted 11 Jan 2013 , 7:04pm
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Here is the picture:

melimel00 Posted 11 Jan 2013 , 7:06pm
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Its a cake from Pink Cake Box- is the picture showing on my post?

melimel00 Posted 11 Jan 2013 , 7:07pm
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Here is a link to the cake that I am talking about from the Pink Cake Box:



-K8memphis Posted 11 Jan 2013 , 7:07pm
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i don't see it

melimel00 Posted 11 Jan 2013 , 7:08pm
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I guess since I'm a newbie- the moderator has to 'approve' it? icon_sad.gif

-K8memphis Posted 11 Jan 2013 , 7:38pm
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my curiosity is killing me


how about a link and a description or something maybe???


or maybe it's just a picture you have kept w/o  a link to it


i don't know anything about any of the internal picture posting issues

melimel00 Posted 11 Jan 2013 , 9:35pm
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I'm not sure why it won't let me post a pic- it won't let me post a link either


Here's how to get to the cake pic:

pinkcakebox (dot) com

click on gallery

click on wedding cakes

click on spring wedding cakes

its the third cake in the first row


here goes a description:


The cake itself is not topsy turvy (tops cuts at an angle)

The cakes are separated by what appears to be styrofoam topsy turvy dummies.

The cakes are then placed on the topsy turvy dummies

melimel00 Posted 11 Jan 2013 , 9:38pm
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Originally Posted by melimel00 

Here is a link to the cake that I am talking about from the Pink Cake Box:



HERE WE GO! Here's a link to the pic- sheesh that was a headache!

-K8memphis Posted 11 Jan 2013 , 9:47pm
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AZCouture Posted 11 Jan 2013 , 9:51pm
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I've done a similarly constructed cake, although only the bottom was real cake. The separators were cake dummies cut at angles, and they were just skewered in and glued with RI. I delivered it fully assembled, but again, most of it was styrofoam. So for real cake, same basic construction, but definitely more care would be needed during transport, and I'd be stacking on site, for sure.

-K8memphis Posted 11 Jan 2013 , 9:55pm
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oh y'know what???


i never saw your post with the link upthread--we posted at the same time

when i wrote 'i don't see it'--i really missed it all!!!! missed two of your posts


and i was just waiting...




yes it's a foam separation between those tiers

just decorated to match


yes i thread my tiers down onto to a middle dowel


that I already have planted in the cake base


everything gets a hole in it


you really gotta plan it out because different tiers get different angles of holes


then when  you assemble you want to use the same pathway you already established


i just cut the foam myself


this is a cake that i would def assemble onsite


and the cake holds itself together fine


if you notice the second tier from the top is almost level with the table top


the other two are just slightly angled


it's just a great optical illusion


the cake won't budge

melimel00 Posted 11 Jan 2013 , 10:03pm
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It seems like the link got approved to be posted while we were all busy posting ourselves! I guess they have to make sure its not spam since I'm newicon_smile.gif


I agree with both of you- I think the dowel through the middle of all the tiers would help stacking on site would be better- PHEW still makes me nervous! Never made anything like this but I am up for the challenge- thanks for the advice!

-K8memphis Posted 11 Jan 2013 , 10:09pm
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here's mine


miserable picture --the flash whited it out icon_biggrin.gif


but i really loved this one


it's all colorful designs with lace allll over


someone photoshopped it for me and


it's on my business cards


-K8memphis Posted 11 Jan 2013 , 10:16pm
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yes and like sharon says, it works better to have four tiers because about every other one will actually be level


i found myself working and re-working it and over again


it's quite a challenge to get all the details worked out


i recommed you do it all in dummies


then sub in your cakes


it's a sweet mental challenge

remnant3333 Posted 11 Jan 2013 , 10:17pm
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k8memphis, that is one beautiful cake!!!! You did a fantastic job!!!

melimel00 Posted 11 Jan 2013 , 10:44pm
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That's exactly what I am looking for! THANK YOU!!!

-K8memphis Posted 11 Jan 2013 , 10:50pm
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thank you!!


oh yeah the dowel rods are a hoot too


they of course need to be  perpendicular with the table top


they are not placed straight up & down as in a normal tier


tons of fun these are

Yours Truly Posted 20 Mar 2013 , 2:18am
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How did you get on with your stack Melime, I am making one of these for the first time soon, and that is exactly what I was planning to do. love to

see a photo

melimel00 Posted 12 Apr 2013 , 3:55pm
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OMgoodness, sorry I just saw this. The client cancelled the order icon_sad.gif but I sure did save that tutorial for future use!

Yours Truly Posted 12 Apr 2013 , 9:22pm
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No worries at all Melime!!


Have mine to do next weekend, thinking I will stack on site, all the tips have been awesome! very helpful! will post a photo when it's done!


Fabulous cake K8 memphis!! icon_smile.gif

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