what is the smallest topsy turvey cake you would or have made? Im thinking the bottom layer needs to be at least 8" across the bottom to keep it stable and stop it from topling. so im just curious what you all would suggest to be the smallest size possible. it can be 2 or 3 tiers.
I'm glad you asked, I want to make a small one as well. What about an 8, 6, and 3 or 4?
The smallest I made was an 8 inch bottom and a 3 inch top. It was adorable!
This was whimsical rather than strictly topsy turvey (but had I sliced and inverted the top cakes at an angle it would have been!).
It is a 4 & 5in on the top (6in deep total), and a 6 & 7in on the bottom (5in deep tier). I made this for my friend and served it, the top served 12 decent sized pieces, and the bottom 20 pieces - so 32 altogether. I reckon it would serve anywhere from 28-40. Hope that helps!
There was a company from Florida at the Westminster Cake Show, that was selling miniture topsy turvy cake pans. They are way smaller then the ones you are talking about. I don't have the name with me but have a flyer at home and can post the name later if interested.
I stopped at that vendor's booth as well in Westminster. The pans you were talking about were super, super small!!! I don't have the vendor's name since I threw the pamphlet out after attending Carrie's class and she discouraged the pans since they bake uneven --- but I'm thinking the altitude in Utah may have an effect on that. If you have the vendor's info, please post as I was interested in purchasing the larger pans. Thanks!!
I made an 8, 6 and a four..looked really cute. But the smaller they are the more unstable they can get cause there is not a lot of weight on the upper tiers.
I too made an 8" 6" and 4" and it was quite adoreable.... a little ha-do cake as my mil used to say
the little 4" was a bear to get on without flipping it into the air but it is possible!