Topsy Turvy Wedding Cake Question - Please Help!

Decorating By varneyk Updated 5 Apr 2007 , 3:50am by AlamoSweets

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varneyk Posted 5 Apr 2007 , 2:08am
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Does anyone know where I can find directions on how to make a separated tiered topsy turvy wedding cake? I have found the instructions for the tiered topsy turvy cake where the layers sit directly on each other, but I can't find one where they are separated. I need help!

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step0nmi Posted 5 Apr 2007 , 2:15am
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Well, you can probably do the same technique. Don't cut into the cakes to stack them. Just make the cakes up till that point and use whatever columns or tier decoration you will be using!
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JoanneK Posted 5 Apr 2007 , 2:22am
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Are you talking about the ones that look like they are really falling? If so, you use a triangle piece of Styrofoam for those. Cut it to fit the look you want and then place the cake on there and be sure to use lots of dowels. You can cover up the Styrofoam with flowers or other things so no one sees it.

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JanH Posted 5 Apr 2007 , 2:26am
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You can use styrofoam wedges to achieve the offset look without carving.

Here's a multi-linked thread on how to make whimsical cakes:

Whimsical Cakes w/Wedges:

MMF tip:

How to Stack/Tier Cakes:

For styrofoam dummies:


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varneyk Posted 5 Apr 2007 , 2:30am
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I appreciate the help I'm receiving on here! This is the first question I've posted.....and I'm so happy with this forum! I'll certainly be returning. The following link has the picture of the cake that has been requested. Please let me know if you have any suggestions!

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JanH Posted 5 Apr 2007 , 2:53am
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Here's another multi-linked whimsical cake thread:

The above has more technical info, sketches and templates....
Plus small whimsical cake help and directions for roses.


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AlamoSweets Posted 5 Apr 2007 , 3:50am
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It looks like that they have one side of each tier resting on the tier below and put columns on the other side. With the plate at an angle I am wondering how you would fasten the columns to the top and bottom plate. A little hot glue might be the ticket just to make sure they will stay together. To hide the columns they placed the flowers in between. It looks to be a simple way of doing it and I may try it when I get a chance. Very nice design and lovely cake. Hope this helps and be sure to post your picture.

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