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"separted" Topsy Turvy Cake?

post #1 of 23
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Has anyone made a cake like this?

 

From the picture below- I'm thinking the " topsy turvy"styrofoam cake dummies were used to separate the cakes? But what was used to make sure the cakes don't slide over or around? Dowel through the center of all cakes? Royal Icing? A combo of both?

 

I'm worried about transporting a cake like this- HELP!

 

post #2 of 23

like a ron ben israel 

 

# 3, 4, 5, 7

 

and others in this collection?

 

http://www.weddingcakes.com/#/collections/good-times/

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post #3 of 23
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Here is the picture:


 

post #4 of 23
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Its a cake from Pink Cake Box- is the picture showing on my post?
 

post #5 of 23
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Here is a link to the cake that I am talking about from the Pink Cake Box:

 

http://images.pinkcakebox.com/cake2226.jpg

post #6 of 23

i don't see it

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post #7 of 23
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I guess since I'm a newbie- the moderator has to 'approve' it? icon_sad.gif
 

post #8 of 23

my curiosity is killing me

 

how about a link and a description or something maybe???

 

or maybe it's just a picture you have kept w/o  a link to it

 

i don't know anything about any of the internal picture posting issues

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post #9 of 23
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I'm not sure why it won't let me post a pic- it won't let me post a link either

 

Here's how to get to the cake pic:

pinkcakebox (dot) com

click on gallery

click on wedding cakes

click on spring wedding cakes

its the third cake in the first row

 

here goes a description:

 

The cake itself is not topsy turvy (tops cuts at an angle)

The cakes are separated by what appears to be styrofoam topsy turvy dummies.

The cakes are then placed on the topsy turvy dummies

post #10 of 23
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Originally Posted by melimel00 View Post

Here is a link to the cake that I am talking about from the Pink Cake Box:

 

http://images.pinkcakebox.com/cake2226.jpg


HERE WE GO! Here's a link to the pic- sheesh that was a headache!

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post #12 of 23

I've done a similarly constructed cake, although only the bottom was real cake. The separators were cake dummies cut at angles, and they were just skewered in and glued with RI. I delivered it fully assembled, but again, most of it was styrofoam. So for real cake, same basic construction, but definitely more care would be needed during transport, and I'd be stacking on site, for sure.

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post #13 of 23

oh y'know what???

 

i never saw your post with the link upthread--we posted at the same time

when i wrote 'i don't see it'--i really missed it all!!!! missed two of your posts

 

and i was just waiting...

 

anyhow

 

yes it's a foam separation between those tiers

just decorated to match

 

yes i thread my tiers down onto to a middle dowel

 

that I already have planted in the cake base

 

everything gets a hole in it

 

you really gotta plan it out because different tiers get different angles of holes

 

then when  you assemble you want to use the same pathway you already established

 

i just cut the foam myself

 

this is a cake that i would def assemble onsite

 

and the cake holds itself together fine

 

if you notice the second tier from the top is almost level with the table top

 

the other two are just slightly angled

 

it's just a great optical illusion

 

the cake won't budge

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post #14 of 23
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It seems like the link got approved to be posted while we were all busy posting ourselves! I guess they have to make sure its not spam since I'm newicon_smile.gif

 

I agree with both of you- I think the dowel through the middle of all the tiers would help stacking on site would be better- PHEW still makes me nervous! Never made anything like this but I am up for the challenge- thanks for the advice!
 

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