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post #16 of 28
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icingandsprinkles Thank you so much! I think I like your idea.... if I end up having to rebake any of this cake I think I'm going with your method - looks good and much easier!!! Thanks for the GREAT pictures!!!
post #17 of 28
You have no idea how glad I am this helped you! PM me if you have any questions, i can get into some serious details!!! don't forget a dowel down the center too!!
post #18 of 28
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Only the grace of God held this cake together to the delivery site!! At 2am the middle tier had a huge chunk fall off. I glued it back together with buttercream. Thankfully it tasted good in the end! I wish I'd had your pictures before I started icingandsprinkles! I would've gone with your method rather than the one in the articles. In the end I have no idea how you are supposed to cut these things....

And I don't think I'll ever use chocopan again - I tried to do it to make the monkeys - they kept falling apart! I tried making chocolate candy clay and that ended up hard as a rock.... I couldn't figure out how I was going to use that.... and my MMF was sooo greasy.....

Thankfully God was with me in this cake! Praise the Lord it made it to the site, got RAVE reviews (even from the staff at the bowling alley) and everyone seemed happy! YEAH! icon_smile.gif
LL
post #19 of 28
I am so glad your cake held together! (mine did not!) Did you transport it together? And also, did you decorate it when it was together?

Thanks

Julia
post #20 of 28
The cake is great!!! Wow your banana is awesome! Look for an excuse to try again try a very small two tiered to become familiar. I don't see myself making another one of these unless is for another one of kids...
Good luck to you
post #21 of 28
Just charming! Gotta love the top banana!
post #22 of 28
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thanks so much you all! yes i transported it all together. It was nerve racking! I was holding on to the banana the whole way - that's my center dowel! I was so afraid to cut it after I got it in (and after it first went crooked and punched a hole out of the bottom tier) - so I didn't cut it - the "banana" covered it up! And gave me something to kinda hold on to.

It may be awhile before I do another but I will! I like how it ended up and people were impressed by it - so we'll see - but I'm definitely doing it a lot differently!

Thank you all for your sweet comments! AND your help!
post #23 of 28
Great info- glad I read this thread. I'm excited to try a whimsy cake- love them! Icingandsprinkles, your photos are so helpful. Thanks. I also don't prefer the way the smaller base/wider top looks.
Deirdre
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Patrick 8
Owen 6
Daniel 3
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Mom to 4 sweet boys:
Aidan 10
Patrick 8
Owen 6
Daniel 3
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post #24 of 28
as the BARD said:

"all's well that ends well!"

and this certainly ended well!!

YDG!!! RG!!
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post #25 of 28
This is a very interesting and educational thread for me. Thanks for all the great insite to creating a Topsy Turvy. One day soon I hope to try my hand at one but reading this post makes me a liiiiittttttttttllllllle bit nervous about it. I'll keep reading and learning! icon_smile.gif
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post #26 of 28
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Originally Posted by mysonshines

Great info- glad I read this thread. I'm excited to try a whimsy cake- love them! Icingandsprinkles, your photos are so helpful. Thanks. I also don't prefer the way the smaller base/wider top looks.



Beware I am not very good I took pictures of what worked best for me I am far from writing a tutorial it just a combination of all the methods I saw, I tried whimsical bakehouse (not slanted enough) got the collette peter's book but didn't want to use wedges, and the tutorial here on cake central it's just way too intimidating!!!! I wish someone would do a tutorial for a small topsy turvy cake so I modified all I saw it worked me, ask lots of question before you get started!
post #27 of 28
saving for i am going to try one in sept.
post #28 of 28
You mentioned using chocopan for the monkeys. It would be too soft for that and never stiffen. It is good for covering cakes, though.
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