I just had my mad hatter go south......... The bottom tier even with the supports just started breaking off....... What kind of cake recipes do you use for this cake? Do you use a dense cake? I really need help I am so frustrated.
Hi SandyS, I'm also frustrated with the Topsy Turvy Cakes. Do you own the Fat Daddio Forms ? I do and every time I use them I have to cross my fingers that the cake will bake all through. I do not know why your cake fell apart but I just wanted to say I feel with you .
I'm also making a mad hatter cake. The class is making a topsy turvy but I don't think I am going that route. Too difficult in my opinion. I'm glad I didn't spend the money on fat daddios topsy turvy pans.
I seriously hate topsy turvy cakes. I would def. recommend using a recipe that is a dense cake suitable for carving! And getting things leveled after carving is pretty stinking important. I think that if all else fails, I would go for the styrofoam-wedge construction. It eliminates the carving and still gives that 'mad hatter' impression. Just cover the styro with floral/filler deco. HTH. :D
I just recently finished one and what I did was assembled at the event and the cake stayed in one place so there was no movement. Also I used normal cake mix the tiers stayed together but have been told to use pound cake for a denser cake. All I know is not to travel with the cake together that is one mistake I won't make again its okay for tiered cakes that are one on top of each other but since the topsy turvy is on a slant I would suggest to put first tier down and box the others and put final touches at event
Your tiers will still need to sit level after baking. You cut a hole in the top of each tier for the next one it sit on. Here is a video on what I mean. She doesn't use the pans but the structure is the same http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sxC9vaj6t_s
Thanks for the sympathy
Thanks for all of the advice and hints I really appreciate everything!