Hi, I would like to do a cake similar to this for family for christmas. I need some advice on how to do:
-The best way to construct a topsy turvy cake
-how to do the box on the top (is it a cake topper or actual cake)
-would I be able to assemble it before hand and travel an hour with it?
-would I be able to freeze it fully assemble or partly?
-How would I do the lolly pops?
Any help would be appreciated, I love a challenge but it has to be doable...especially when I can only do this at night (when the kids are in bed and I'm not at work).
Is this the best method for topsy turvy for assembling at home and travelling?
Check out this YouTube page:
She is in Australia and gives a 5 or 6 step tutorial on how to make a topsy turvy cake. That should help a lot! I'm going to attempt my first one in a few weeks.
The box is probably not a cake topper, but you could certainly use an ornament that looks similar if you don't wan to make one. If you did want to make one, I would try either making a square cake and covering in fondant or making a sugar paste box. Just make all the sections separate (make them thicker than you would for flowers), then put together with some melted white chocolate or royal icing.
You should be able to travel with it for an hour as long as you dowel the whole thing from top to bottom and make your dowel go through to the bottom of the cake drum. If you're unsure, just assemble it when you get there. :)
You can freeze it, but you need to make sure you don't touch the layers as they come back to room temperature because they will have condensation on them. You need to wait until that goes away before you pick up the layers.
The lollipops look like they are just fondant twisted together and swirled around. Then you can push that on a lollipop stick and put aside to dry.
Thanks for that. I've never put a centre dowel in before do you think its a must, especially with the rod attached to the board how do you do that?
Do you think I this box on top is filled in or hollow?
Not sure why the pic is so small...This one on my pinterest page might be better.
Do you think the box will work well if I make it out of modelling chocolate?
What a cute design. I've traveled with stacked cakes as far as an hour and a half away without any problem. For this type of cake I would use a dowel attached to the board to stack all the layers on but I'm all about doing too much - just in case. Lol
You could make the box out of RKT and cover it with fondant. The kids in my family would get a kick out of eating it. And for my family I would consider using real lolly pops - as long as there is enough for each kid (of all ages! lol) to get one. Good luck!
AThanks for that...How far ahead could I make it if I made it out of RKT? I'm making everything ahead of time and in stages.
You could make it a couple weeks ahead with no problem. They won't spoil.
Thanks guys for the info. You've been very helpful...Now I just have to pray that we're not having a blistering hot (Aussie) christmas this year!!!
Post pictures when you make it!!!
Sorry for late reply but these ideas are very helpful for making yummy cake. All the best.
The finished cake....It didn't quite go to plan but I learnt a lot!
That looks great, well done you completing a topsy turvy...I'm far too scared to even try them!!!
Happy Christmas :)
Your cake is adorable! I hope your family enjoyed it.
wow--you did a great job--what beautiful artwork combined with solid looking construction--those tt are tough to pull off successfully--
insert >>> clapping hands smilie face
AThanks everyone for your input. I appreciate it. :)