Mackenzie's 3Rd Birthday

... I'm still working on getting the Topsy-Turvy thing down. I refuse to give up! Lol. We had a carnival theme for my daughter's party. Inspired by cakes by dolittle and allycat77

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Fantastic cake! When I first saw it in the thumbnail I thought it was a "Rolie Polie Olie." That's a kids cartoon from a few years back. My daughter would have loved this cake at 3. Again, great job!!!!

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Oh my gosh Macsmon! I love it! I think you have the topsy-turvy thing down . How tall is the top cake ? I love the height and all the scroll work. :)

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Oooooh this is about the cutest topsy turvy ever!! You have decorated it so well and totally adorably!! I LOVE this cake and into my favs it goes! Awesome job and I would say you have mastered the TT cake now!! :)

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The top tier is about 6" on the short side and 8" on the tall side. I alternated layers of chocolate cake and peanut butter cake and I almost took off one layer because of the height, but I liked the look so I placed a cake round in the middle of if it for support. I used the method described in the tutorial here, but I keep having problems with the cake dam left after cutting out the hole - by the time I cut the cake the tall edge of the bottom tier had sagged tremendously! I just did a TT... (cont.)

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Last night I tried Lindy Smith's method (modified) of simply stacking the cakes like a normal tiered cake, and it works just fine! I stuck sharpened dowels (both ends) all the way through the foam core base leaving about 2" poking through the top of the bottom tier. Then I just basically dropped the top tier over the dowels so the force would drive the dowels through the cardboard an--presto!--a stable top tier! Next time I will be sure to hold the top tier at an angle before plopping and use less fo...

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Still working on it??? I think you're there!!! I only hope I can eventually get a tt cake to look as good at yours!! Let's see, everything I love about your cake... the colors and how you seperated and outlined them, the heighth and the shapes of the tiers, the adorable elephant with the ring on his nose... I could go on, but I'll save it into my fav's for inspiration next time :) Great cake!!

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Gorgeous! It's so colorful, and I love the "big top" look of the bottom layer. It's all so cheerful you can't help but smile as you look at it. Fantastic job! She's one lucky little girl!

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WOW! 8O You are so gifted. I love the colors and design of this cake. So much detail, and wow is that top tier tall!!! What a perfect carnival cake. The suckers and elephant on top are a fantastic touch.


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