How To Assemble The Upside Down Cake

Decorating By olabren Updated 23 Dec 2008 , 4:58pm by olabren

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olabren Posted 22 Dec 2008 , 10:30pm
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Hello to all and Happy Holidays!!!

Does anyone know or has had the experience of assembling the upside down cake? I have seen it but I'm not quite sure what to use so that it will not turn into a disaster!! Hopefully you'll be able to see the piture I attached. It's a cake that was done by a CC member but I'm not sure if she will be able to send me the instructions as to how she did this beauty.

Thank you all!!

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Doug Posted 22 Dec 2008 , 11:02pm
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exactly like you do a regular cake -- except upside down.

all the doweling/sps supports, cakeboards, etc. just like normal except starting w/ smallest tier first and then going up in size.

the tricks -- I'd use a center dowel that is secured to the baseboard and then lower tiers over it.

AND I'd use boards/plates that had been premeasured to locate exact center and then that hole made in advance to be sure to get the cakes exactly balanced as possible

and I'd put the internal support as close to the edge of each lower tier to get the greatest support area possible.

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johnson6ofus Posted 23 Dec 2008 , 5:37am
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Doug- the king of simple, straight forward engineering. king.gif

I salute you!

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BlackBoxBakery Posted 23 Dec 2008 , 5:58am
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Wow!!! Great instructions Doug!!!! Thanks a bunch!

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olabren Posted 23 Dec 2008 , 4:58pm
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Thank you Doug. I'm going to try your instructions as soon as I'm done with this weekend's weddings. icon_wink.gif

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