Whimsical Topsy Turvy Cake

Thank you for viewing my picture. This is a whimsical topsy turvy wedding cake (I have to give credit to Colette Peters for coming up with such great technique back in 1985). I used 11 techniques and has been one of the most memorable cakes I've made since I had lots of fun and enjoyed the challenge :-).
<b><img src=trophy.gif align=absmiddle>2006 Wedding Cake Contest Winner</b>

Comments

Cake4ever Says... 8 years ago

I think this is the most beautiful wimsical wedding cake I've seen! I love the tassles. Wonderful job!

CAKELADYFL Says... 8 years ago

Thank you so much SkisinOkinawa...I loved designing and making this cake...it took quite some time to accomplish but I loved the challenge. Thank you so much for your e-mail. I can say the same thing about all the wonderful cakes that were submited for this competition...I think everyone did a wonderful job and I have lots to learn from every cake posted. :-)

CAKELADYFL Says... 8 years ago

Thank you for your e-mail Chantel134. I loved making this cake. I just did it again this past weekend and will be doing another version of it for a wedding coming up this Saturday.

Renelle Says... 8 years ago

Perfect! Hope you are not "selling" yourself short on this. Especially because of all the time involved.

toristreats Says... 8 years ago

Wow, this cake is so beautiful.

imartsy Says... 8 years ago

WOWEE!! That is spectacular!

CAKELADYFL Says... 8 years ago

Thank you toristreats and imartsy for viewing my picture and for your e-mails. Ever since I did this cake I've come up with similar design but incorporated fresh flowers in between tiers, and also hand painted hearts instead of flowers on the first tier.

multifunktional Says... 8 years ago

WOW WOW WOW WOW!

chantel34 Says... 8 years ago

This cake is georgeous!

RebelsLGB Says... 8 years ago

This is beautiful! I love that is is wimsical but still a classic all white cake at the same time!

karinlouisa Says... 8 years ago

fantastic!!!! you can be so proud!

ewpatrick Says... 8 years ago

your cake is on unbelievably gorgeous!!!! What did you use for piping on side of the base tier?

CAKELADYFL Says... 8 years ago

ewpatrick I apologize for the late reponse. I used #13 if I am not mistaken (royal icing) painted with pearl luster dust.

mekaclayton Says... 8 years ago

Gorgeous!! Just beautiful!!

kerrixx1 Says... 8 years ago

THIS is my goal as a cake decorator. I just finished my first two cakes and posted photos of them. If I can do a cake just like this, just as clean, just as fun....then I'll consider myself a success. How long did this take you, from start to finish? I still don't really have a true concept of the steps involved in something this detailed. The only way I'm learning is from books, free videos and websites!

CAKELADYFL Says... 8 years ago

Dear Kerrixx1. I bake all of my cakes fresh and decorate them fresh too with exception of the bows which I did a few days in advance. Because everything else is done to take the shape of the cake as it is drying it took between 19 to 22 hours to decorate starting the day before the wedding and ending that noon before the wedding. I had done it a few times before so it was not as hard as the first time as you get use to the steps. Never give up I've learned mostly with books just like you. Keep it u...

itsasweetthing Says... 8 years ago

Well done!!!! Best TTcake i've seenyet.

angelas2babies Says... 8 years ago

This cake is a masterpiece. I can't stop looking at it! Stunning!

CAKELADYFL Says... 8 years ago

Dear itsasweetthing and angelas2babies thank you for your comments. You guys are making me blush :-). I will be working on another topsy turvy this week but with pastel colors. Thank you for your kind words. Keep up the great baking!

LisaMS Says... 8 years ago

Karenichi, I hope you will post your other cake creations. This is one of my most favorite cakes on the whole cc site.

CAKELADYFL Says... 8 years ago

Thank you LisaMS. I do have a website where you can see some of my other crazy designs :-) www.kakesbykaren.net

CarolAnn Says... 8 years ago

Very beautiful cake!! Wonderful job!!

BayouGatorFan Says... 8 years ago

I love it! It's so fun, but, still classy! Outstanding Work!

bakeyclacker Says... 8 years ago

Wow. This is such a beautiful creation! I'm so happy for you, and your expertise. You could be on the food network (if you've not been before). I would love to learn to do a cake like this. For the top most layer, did you use some type of fondant pattern-maker, and then paint the flowers and dots with pearl dust? It's exceptional.

mgdqueen Says... 8 years ago

I would also love to know how you made the tassels. This cake is just beautiful.

aobodessa Says... 8 years ago

Easy to see why this won the contest; what a beauty! I feel part of the success is in the fact that your angles aren't too severe, so it still looks traditional yet contemporary. You have a great eye for design. Lovely work!

caincakemaker Says... 8 years ago

seriously, you make the most beautiful cakes!! I looked at your website and WOW!! I look at cakes all the time and yours are spectacular. I hope I can be this good someday. Thanks for the inspiration!

caincakemaker Says... 8 years ago

seriously, you make the most beautiful cakes!! I looked at your website and WOW!! I look at cakes all the time and yours are spectacular. I hope I can be this good someday. Thanks for the inspiration!

evaruggiero Says... 8 years ago

Wow, I love your cake. Congratulations!

Lorabell Says... 8 years ago

how do you get the cakes to stack off center?

organicgal Says... 8 years ago

Absolutely Stunning!!! A+++++

Disi Says... 8 years ago

This is like a work of art, just so beautiful. :o

Sugar_Plum_Fairy Says... 8 years ago

What an absolutely stunning cake!

womanzano Says... 8 years ago

I want to get married again just to have this cake! Beautiful!

tirby Says... 8 years ago

I love this. How on earth did you do it? no styrofoam?

mocakiss86 Says... 8 years ago

I love it!! I just got her newest book. You did a wonderful job.

tnuty Says... 8 years ago

absoulty breathtaking..

novacaine24 Says... 7 years ago

This is the most beautiful cake I've ever seen!

cakegirl68 Says... 7 years ago

This is fantastic, the detail is gorgeous, I have never seen a topsi turvi cake so beautiful, your so talented.... :)

bkkimberly Says... 7 years ago

delightfully classy ;-D ;-D

bkkimberly Says... 7 years ago

delightfully classy, :princess: ;-D ;-D

Cake4ever Says... 8 years ago

I think this is the most beautiful wimsical wedding cake I've seen! I love the tassles. Wonderful job!

CAKELADYFL Says... 8 years ago

Thank you so much SkisinOkinawa...I loved designing and making this cake...it took quite some time to accomplish but I loved the challenge. Thank you so much for your e-mail. I can say the same thing about all the wonderful cakes that were submited for this competition...I think everyone did a wonderful job and I have lots to learn from every cake posted. :-)

CAKELADYFL Says... 8 years ago

Thank you for your e-mail Chantel134. I loved making this cake. I just did it again this past weekend and will be doing another version of it for a wedding coming up this Saturday.

chantel34 Says... 8 years ago

This cake is georgeous!

Renelle Says... 8 years ago

Perfect! Hope you are not "selling" yourself short on this. Especially because of all the time involved.

toristreats Says... 8 years ago

Wow, this cake is so beautiful.

imartsy Says... 8 years ago

WOWEE!! That is spectacular!

CAKELADYFL Says... 8 years ago

Thank you toristreats and imartsy for viewing my picture and for your e-mails. Ever since I did this cake I've come up with similar design but incorporated fresh flowers in between tiers, and also hand painted hearts instead of flowers on the first tier.

karinlouisa Says... 8 years ago

fantastic!!!! you can be so proud!

multifunktional Says... 8 years ago

WOW WOW WOW WOW!

ewpatrick Says... 8 years ago

your cake is on unbelievably gorgeous!!!! What did you use for piping on side of the base tier?

RebelsLGB Says... 8 years ago

This is beautiful! I love that is is wimsical but still a classic all white cake at the same time!

mekaclayton Says... 8 years ago

Gorgeous!! Just beautiful!!

kerrixx1 Says... 8 years ago

THIS is my goal as a cake decorator. I just finished my first two cakes and posted photos of them. If I can do a cake just like this, just as clean, just as fun....then I'll consider myself a success. How long did this take you, from start to finish? I still don't really have a true concept of the steps involved in something this detailed. The only way I'm learning is from books, free videos and websites!

CAKELADYFL Says... 8 years ago

Dear Kerrixx1. I bake all of my cakes fresh and decorate them fresh too with exception of the bows which I did a few days in advance. Because everything else is done to take the shape of the cake as it is drying it took between 19 to 22 hours to decorate starting the day before the wedding and ending that noon before the wedding. I had done it a few times before so it was not as hard as the first time as you get use to the steps. Never give up I've learned mostly with books just like you. Keep it u...

CAKELADYFL Says... 8 years ago

ewpatrick I apologize for the late reponse. I used #13 if I am not mistaken (royal icing) painted with pearl luster dust.

angelas2babies Says... 8 years ago

This cake is a masterpiece. I can't stop looking at it! Stunning!

CAKELADYFL Says... 8 years ago

Dear itsasweetthing and angelas2babies thank you for your comments. You guys are making me blush :-). I will be working on another topsy turvy this week but with pastel colors. Thank you for your kind words. Keep up the great baking!

LisaMS Says... 8 years ago

Karenichi, I hope you will post your other cake creations. This is one of my most favorite cakes on the whole cc site.

CAKELADYFL Says... 8 years ago

Thank you LisaMS. I do have a website where you can see some of my other crazy designs :-) www.kakesbykaren.net

CarolAnn Says... 8 years ago

Very beautiful cake!! Wonderful job!!

itsasweetthing Says... 8 years ago

Well done!!!! Best TTcake i've seenyet.

BayouGatorFan Says... 8 years ago

I love it! It's so fun, but, still classy! Outstanding Work!

bakeyclacker Says... 8 years ago

Wow. This is such a beautiful creation! I'm so happy for you, and your expertise. You could be on the food network (if you've not been before). I would love to learn to do a cake like this. For the top most layer, did you use some type of fondant pattern-maker, and then paint the flowers and dots with pearl dust? It's exceptional.

mgdqueen Says... 8 years ago

I would also love to know how you made the tassels. This cake is just beautiful.

aobodessa Says... 8 years ago

Easy to see why this won the contest; what a beauty! I feel part of the success is in the fact that your angles aren't too severe, so it still looks traditional yet contemporary. You have a great eye for design. Lovely work!

evaruggiero Says... 8 years ago

Wow, I love your cake. Congratulations!

caincakemaker Says... 8 years ago

seriously, you make the most beautiful cakes!! I looked at your website and WOW!! I look at cakes all the time and yours are spectacular. I hope I can be this good someday. Thanks for the inspiration!

caincakemaker Says... 8 years ago

seriously, you make the most beautiful cakes!! I looked at your website and WOW!! I look at cakes all the time and yours are spectacular. I hope I can be this good someday. Thanks for the inspiration!

Disi Says... 8 years ago

This is like a work of art, just so beautiful. :o

Sugar_Plum_Fairy Says... 8 years ago

What an absolutely stunning cake!

organicgal Says... 8 years ago

Absolutely Stunning!!! A+++++

tirby Says... 8 years ago

I love this. How on earth did you do it? no styrofoam?

Lorabell Says... 8 years ago

how do you get the cakes to stack off center?

tnuty Says... 8 years ago

absoulty breathtaking..

womanzano Says... 8 years ago

I want to get married again just to have this cake! Beautiful!

mocakiss86 Says... 8 years ago

I love it!! I just got her newest book. You did a wonderful job.

bkkimberly Says... 7 years ago

delightfully classy ;-D ;-D

bkkimberly Says... 7 years ago

delightfully classy, :princess: ;-D ;-D

novacaine24 Says... 7 years ago

This is the most beautiful cake I've ever seen!

cakegirl68 Says... 7 years ago

This is fantastic, the detail is gorgeous, I have never seen a topsi turvi cake so beautiful, your so talented.... :)

BaltimoreCoutureCakes Says... 7 years ago

Absolutly breathe-taking. I see why you won.

Luby Says... 7 years ago

I must say this cake is stunning. I'm usually not a big fan of TT, but this one takes the cake (no pun intended)!

ChefJazz Says... 7 years ago

Karen I remember you form the Colette Peters class. Great job. Keep up the good work. From Jasmine

playingwithsugar Says... 7 years ago

Stunning! That cake would look great as a straight cake, too! - Theresa :)

Superstar2 Says... 7 years ago

Outstanding. I have to add this cake to my fav's.


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