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post #166 of 179
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@MyaCakes   I had one cake shift because I put in too much filling.  One, out of maybe 1000 cakes.  (I'm a fast learner.)  

 

Get the Agfbay!  Save a little money from each cake, ask your family to contribute to your Agbay fund for birthdays, Mother's Day, whenever there's a gift giving occasion.  And don't touch that Agbay fund until you order it!  You will be sooooo very happy.  There are NO substitures.

 

Next we have to get you away from those dowels and on to SPS!  There's another long thread on that.

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post #167 of 179
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@ttaunt  You made me smile.  :-)

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post #168 of 179

Smilings good LOL

post #169 of 179
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Originally Posted by leah_s View Post

@MyaCakes   I had one cake shift because I put in too much filling.  One, out of maybe 1000 cakes.  (I'm a fast learner.)  

 

Get the Agfbay!  Save a little money from each cake, ask your family to contribute to your Agbay fund for birthdays, Mother's Day, whenever there's a gift giving occasion.  And don't touch that Agbay fund until you order it!  You will be sooooo very happy.  There are NO substitures.

 

Next we have to get you away from those dowels and on to SPS!  There's another long thread on that.

Just gotta add my two cents... I bought the Agbay after much thought because it is, after all a bit pricey, but can honestly say I have never regretted it.  It works like a dream, perfect cuts every single time.  Like Leah said, there are NO substitutes...

post #170 of 179

great tutorial. thanks, Leah, for always being so helpful and supportive.

post #171 of 179
I just found this old post. Does any one have pictures of how this tile procedure works? Would be nice to see inside of layer filled cake and picture with the tile.. I am making my first topsy Turvy cake with only butter cream. I would hate to see it bulge on me:-(
post #172 of 179
The cake will have filling
post #173 of 179
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Originally Posted by leah_s View Post

Oh I use a stiff buttercream dam also if there's filling involved.

Can I just add powdered sugar to my buttercream frosting to make it more stiff for the dam?

post #174 of 179

what kind of buttercream recipe are you using?

post #175 of 179

Wow, I'm not sure if Im lazy or just doing the best I can with the time I have, but what a great idea, I usually decorate at night and don't have several hours to let the layers settle under anything. Good idea though.

post #176 of 179
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Originally Posted by ellavanilla View Post
 

what kind of buttercream recipe are you using?

 

Wilton recipe buttercream...

post #177 of 179
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Originally Posted by trista4120 View Post

The cake will have filling

The general recommendation is to NOT put filling in a topsy turvy cake. 

 

Filling is an opportunity/invitation for slippage.  Buttercream between layers acts as a glue.

post #178 of 179
Leah, thanks for all the tips. I'm a hobby baker and have never let the cake settle. I notice after cutting the cake, the bottom layer is squished a bit underneath all the weight of the other two layers, buttercream and fondant. I'm excited to use this trick but wont the bottom layer be more squished (thinner) than the other layers? I was thinking maybe using the tile trick on all three layers of the cake. Thoughts?
post #179 of 179

Syriana:  If your bottom tier is squished a bit then you cut your pillars too short.  If the pillars are the correct size there should be little to no movement downward on any layers.

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