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Icing it upside down. The cake not you! LOL

post #1 of 23
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Has anyone tried the icing method where you ice a top, put on parchment paper then flip it over to do the sides. Looks like you get such a nice flat top and defined edges. I'm interested in trying and just wondered who else might have tried it. I believe I saw a tutorial for it on this site.
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post #2 of 23
Never heard of it but would like to know more about it though icon_smile.gif
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post #3 of 23
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post #4 of 23
I just tried it with my wedding cake yesterday. They tops were flat and the edges very sharp, but I still have to work on smoothing the sides!
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post #5 of 23
I might give it go tonight, seeing as though if i'm not using fondant i cant get a level surface no matter how hard i try.
It seems easy enough.
post #6 of 23
Ok... I posted the pic in the gallery. I didn't realize it until this picture, but the round edges are super sharp. I hope I don't have to do buttercream again, but if I do, I'll deffinatly do this again!
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post #7 of 23
peacockplace ~ I saw your BC edges, PERFECT! So this is how you did it...what about the bigger sizes, was it a bit more difficult? (beautiful cake BTW!)
post #8 of 23
jscakes, Thanks! I'm really happy with how the edges turned out. It worked pretty well with the 12" round. I didn't do it with the 14" square because I was in a rush. I like the effect on the rounds... I'll deffinatly do it again! I love this place for all the great ideas! thumbs_up.gif
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post #9 of 23
The cake looks great! Really sharp. I'm going to have to try this on my next cake.
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post #10 of 23
Your cake looks beautiful! I definitely want to try it! I tend to use buttercream most of the time because I really do not like the taste of fondant! Great job! icon_razz.gif
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post #11 of 23
Your cake is gorgeous. I'm going to try it tonight on a cake that I have to do for class.
post #12 of 23
Thanks you all for the compliments! Good luck to everyone who's giving it a try. Hope it works out for all of you too!
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post #13 of 23
Great cake Kristy! I've always wanted to try the upside down technique. Several posts have been made on this. A lot of people thought it took to long. What is your opinion on the time thing Kristy? To me anything that gets me away from trying to get those edges sharp is worth it!!

I'm doing a 8" & 12" Strawberry Shortcake for Sat. I think I will try that method too! Of course I will post it even if it's horrilbe!!
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post #14 of 23
I does take a while, but I spend so much time trying to get the edges right that it might save time! I think the trick is to get two going at once. When one goes into the freezer ( I use the freezer because I use the all shortning recipe) then start the next one and trade them out. You can also use this time to mix up the colored frosting you need or clean up the kitchen.

Tina, Good luck with the DOS! Sorry I can't be there!!!!
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post #15 of 23
I love the Up-Side-Down method. It does take a while, but is worth the time. I have no problem with the large sheet cakes. The edges are trully sharp and easy to do borders.

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