Faux Spiral Cake?

Decorating By Jaieni Updated 7 Jan 2011 , 4:56am by cupadeecakes

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Jaieni Posted 6 Jan 2011 , 2:11am
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I have a cake to do for next Saturday and I really want to do a spiral cake but I do not have the time or money to practice or make any major mistakes.
Anyone have any ideas to fake out a spiral cake? The cake will not be fondant covered, but iced with buttercream with 50/50 figures.
It's a Winter Onderland theme for a first birthday. I want something to kinda recreate our inspiration cake (below) I think I will be making a 12" round three 2" layers and 8" round three 2" layers. I have to feed 50 people.

I want to create that illusion of a penguin sliding down some snow.



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myslady Posted 7 Jan 2011 , 4:23am
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I thought styrofoam but I having issues with it touching the real cake and whether it will also like the buttercream enough that it eats though it. In this case, you could slice off a wedge like the second cake, which is bc also or go to youtube and watch a few of the topsy turvy videos and go from there.

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Jaieni Posted 7 Jan 2011 , 4:36am
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I was JUST checking to see if any responses came in. I think I may just slice off a small wedge. I have cake anxiety so taking risks so close to the event worries me lol

I'm saving the Topsy Turvy for another day. Have the dvd but also going to take a class later in the month.

Thank you for responding!

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cupadeecakes Posted 7 Jan 2011 , 4:56am
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It's really not hard to do. I have done all mine in buttercream. I would ice them perfectly, then
Stack them, then carve the slide, crumb coat it, chill, and ice it pretty. I have also done a couple where
It was one big mountain with the road going around it ( no distinct tiers). Best of luck!

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