Come Take A Look At My First Topsy Turvy Cake..

Decorating By FromScratch Updated 10 Sep 2007 , 10:19pm by FromScratch

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FromScratch Posted 9 Sep 2007 , 1:08pm
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After much sweat and MANY nearly sleepless nights.. I finished the most challenging cake I have made to date. My first venture into the land of the topsy turvy cake and my first venture into gumpast flower land as well. There are WAY too many pictures of this cake in my photos.. icon_redface.gif I got click happy.. icon_lol.gif

This cake is for my sister's baby shower that is later today.. I baked on friday and carved/filled/iced/fondant-ed all day saturday and finally finished the details at 2 am today. It was way worth it.. I hope she loves it.

Thanks for looking!
LL

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jessieb578 Posted 9 Sep 2007 , 1:17pm
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absolutely gorgeous!! well done and definitely worth it! You would think you're a old pro at it!

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Mickig Posted 9 Sep 2007 , 1:18pm
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That's a gorgeous cake. Congrats on your first time. And I love the way you did the base. That's so different and elegant.

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Chini3458 Posted 9 Sep 2007 , 1:18pm
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It's GORGEOUS! I love the way you covered the board. The flowers are sooo pretty!

Great job!

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cocorum21 Posted 9 Sep 2007 , 1:20pm
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Beautiful!!! I want so badly to try one of these cakes.

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cakesksa Posted 9 Sep 2007 , 1:22pm
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Bravo! You did a fantastic job! I love the whole cake and the way you wrapped the cake stand, very original.

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lisasweeta Posted 9 Sep 2007 , 1:22pm
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Holy Cow!!! icon_eek.gif Really amazing! I love it! I'm off to your photos to add it to my favs.

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cakeatopia Posted 9 Sep 2007 , 1:26pm
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Your cake is absolutely beautiful! I am jealous--I am just too sqeamish to even try a topsy cake. Your's is pretty--love all the designs and your flowers are perfect!

Your sister will LOVE it.

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baergarivera Posted 9 Sep 2007 , 1:28pm
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Jeanne,

This cake is absolutely STUNNING. Love it. You did a wonderful job the detail on it is just beautiful. this is so so pretty I KNOW I LOVE IT. Don't forget to let us know how she acted when she saw it. Can't said enoge about it is just beautiful. You are a PRO icon_lol.gif

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lynda-bob Posted 9 Sep 2007 , 1:28pm
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icon_biggrin.gif They are definitely going to love it! I can't believe it's a first of anything icon_eek.gif Such wonderful work!

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omaida Posted 9 Sep 2007 , 1:30pm
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WHAT A BEAUTY!!! I'm sure your siste would love it. It's beautiful.

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DiannaSue Posted 9 Sep 2007 , 1:41pm
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Trust me she will aodre this cake. Really pretty and you did a great job on decorating. Shw will be soooooo proud as you should be.

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grama_j Posted 9 Sep 2007 , 1:42pm
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It is PERFECT !! I just LOVE it ! GOOD JOB!

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nicsnala99 Posted 9 Sep 2007 , 1:47pm
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there is no way i would ever think this is your first cake. icon_lol.gif wow, that is awesome looking!!!! icon_biggrin.gif thumbs_up.gif top to bottom, great job! you've given me enough excitement to want to try one. still scared tho. what if it slides off!? icon_cry.gif icon_lol.gif your sister will love it, not to mention all the kudos from everyone else.

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2winboyz Posted 9 Sep 2007 , 1:48pm
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This is absolutely stunning! I can't believe this is your first time - you are a pro to me! I hope to be as good one day.

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marecip Posted 9 Sep 2007 , 1:53pm
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Just fabulous. A fresh idea on the topsy turvy. Does each tier sit inside the other or are they stacked?
The flowers are great too. I just love working with gumpaste.

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FromScratch Posted 9 Sep 2007 , 1:56pm
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Thank you so much everyone. I couldn't have done it with out all the great advice from this place.

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Mrs262 Posted 9 Sep 2007 , 1:57pm
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Awesome! I love the colors and the flowers look so real!!

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ihavasweet2th Posted 9 Sep 2007 , 2:02pm
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Jeanne,

What an awesom cake!!! You do beautiful work!!!!!!!! I love the way you covered your cake stand too!!! How creative. Definetly putting this one in my favorites!! I bet your sister loved it!!!!

~ihavasweet2th~

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ctackett Posted 9 Sep 2007 , 2:11pm
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OMG!!!! WOW!!!! BEAUTIFUL!!!!

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mommabuda Posted 9 Sep 2007 , 2:14pm
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Great job! Those cakes are just so much work aren't they? But they're worth it in the end... everyone will love it icon_smile.gif

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spongemomsweatpants Posted 9 Sep 2007 , 2:16pm
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wowsers!!!! That is sooooo beautiful! Very very nice job! ummm wanna come work in a pastry shop? icon_biggrin.gif

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rajinaren Posted 9 Sep 2007 , 2:17pm
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wow...looks amazing....very beautiful! You should be really proud!

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FromScratch Posted 9 Sep 2007 , 2:21pm
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wowsers!!!! That is sooooo beautiful! Very very nice job! ummm wanna come work in a pastry shop? icon_biggrin.gif




LOL!! Well if I lived closer I'd be over to help in a heartbeat.. a 2 plus hour commute (each way) is a WEE bit of a hurdle.. icon_wink.gif icon_wink.gif icon_lol.gif

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FromScratch Posted 9 Sep 2007 , 2:23pm
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Originally Posted by marecip

Just fabulous. A fresh idea on the topsy turvy. Does each tier sit inside the other or are they stacked?
The flowers are great too. I just love working with gumpaste.




They sit inside.. sort of.. the tall side of the tier above is not inside the cake at all. so you can slide it into the space rather than drop it in. there are dowels in each tier and a central dowel through the whole she-bang.

Thanks so much for the great comments everyone! I am overwhelmed.

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countrykittie Posted 9 Sep 2007 , 6:02pm
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What a wonderful, beautiful cake! I know everyone will love it! I haven't been brave enough to try something like a topsy turvy cake...I hope when I do, it looks as wonderful as yours. icon_smile.gif

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erimsy Posted 9 Sep 2007 , 9:59pm
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FANTASTIC

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pilates2 Posted 9 Sep 2007 , 10:05pm
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Hi Jeanne... just sent you an email this evening. I too in awe of it. Beautiful job. I so much want to know how you arrived at this perfectly balance in every way piece of art! Thanks, Sandy

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bake-A-cake00 Posted 9 Sep 2007 , 10:13pm
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Wow I cant believe that was your first! It looks amazing. The way you made the base is very creative, the colors are nice, the flowers are great, your sister will love it!

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frostedbliss Posted 9 Sep 2007 , 10:15pm
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This cake must be a reflection of how much you love your sister! It is absolutely fantastic!!! I love all the attention to detail, your carving is so well done and the cakes and decorations are all so smooth! Just perfect!!! By the way, I love how you wrapped the cake stand. Your pic. went right into faves!

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