Hello!! I just came across this site after searching and reading and not finding all the info i need. I figured i would give it a go and maybe you guys can help me out.
So i was walking the mall when i saw the pans for topsy turvy cakes on sale and with my daughters first birthday coming up, i said to myself "How hard could be it?" LOL yeah didn't think that through. ugh so now i am frustrated and bummed out that maybe this wont be a successful baking story.
I bought the small and medium pan and i really just have no idea what to do. I wouldn't want to go and buy all this extra stuff ideally i just thought i would make the cakes, do buttercream frosting and thats it!!
I've read horror stories of the cakes falling over and so on. please does anybody have any easy recipe/tutorial for me? with as little items to use as possible or things that i will find around the house.
Thank you guys so much!!!!
if you want to simplify -- and let's face it topsy turvy are among the more difficult set ups -- then just do one tier -- or if you do two tiers place them on separate stands or place them individually on the table --
oh and those pans will bake one side extra done because it's thinner while the thicker side takes longer to bake --
here's a tutorial on round tt made from regularly baked cakes -- it's more information than you need but it will show you how to put it together --
AWell since returning/exchanging isn't an option where I live, I got stuck with the pans, thank god they were on sale. But you gave me an amazing idea to do them seperatley!! That sounds like what I will be doing. Also I had read in a few places about baking unevenly but there's lots of mixed results on that topic, lots of people said they naked just fine. Well see what happens thanks for your input.
you could place a bowl or pot upside down on the presentation table -- cover it with a scrunched up cloth or a pretty piece of material that adds to the festivities and put the little cake on the pot --so it's up higher than the big cake -- one way to get a cohesive look --
so if your cake does get overdone -- what i do is after it cools -- remove the crust right away because the moisture in a cake levels all out as it sits so you don't want to re-moisturize the crunchy bits -- then i use a simple syrup splash -- a flavored simple syrup to brush or squirt onto the cake --
simple syrup -- equal parts sugar and water boiled till clear -- cool -- add flavor
those one year olds got have their special cake -- best to you
ps --no extra charge for one more thouight for you not that you asked -- i think less food color for her and a glazed vanilla pound cake type cake might do well --
would love to see a picture if you want to post ♥
Update on this adventure... did a trail run on the cake to see if i could get them to cook evenly and they did!!! once the surface cooked and the thinner part also but the thicker was still raw, I covered cooked part with aluminum foil and it cooked the other side perfectly!!! so thats my update and also i bought dowels and will try to do the two tiers. will take the tiers separately and set up while there. I have seen lots of videos on how to set them up. Also i love the tips to place them on a pot with a cloth covering it. might use that for sure. well see!!
Thank you guys will try my best to take a pic and post.
brilliant move -- awesome update -- keep me/us posted