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post #16 of 28
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I am going to try that method. Thank you for the advice!
post #17 of 28
I thin u needed more "ledge" between the tiers. For instance my topsies are 6,10,1 4, each tier taperd down 2 inches.

Sharon Zambito

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Sharon Zambito

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post #18 of 28
Thread Starter 
I will try to have more of a ledge for the next time. I am really getting some good advice and will be trying this cake again.

Thank you.
post #19 of 28
I would be leaning toward loucinda's reasoning (for the same reason too...found out the hard way). The tell tale cracks then areas falling off ... the pressure from the above cake forcing the lower cake to expand. Even if all of your supports were perfectly level, you wedge in a cake too big for that hole, it's over.

I try to make sure there's a good gap all the way around the base and that hole it's being placed in. The gap can be masked by mortar, icing, border, anything, after that upper tier is in place.

No picture of it before or after???
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post #20 of 28
I am doing my first fondant cake which will be the topsy turvy...i am using wooden dows....6 in the the bottom tier (8 inches) 5 in the middle ( 6 inch) but do i need them in the top? if so that will be 4 of them....

Oh i hope it doesn't fall over!!!
post #21 of 28
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I didn't get a picture of the cake before, I thought I would get the picture when I dropped it off. I should have got the picture first. My sister took one of the after, but I don't have it.[/quote]
post #22 of 28
Wooden dowels were the down fall of my first topys turvy. I would suggest SPS. I haven't had any problems since I started using that method. Bubble t-straws and foam core would have been my second choice though!
post #23 of 28
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Originally Posted by Karen421

Wooden dowels were the down fall of my first topys turvy. I would suggest SPS. I haven't had any problems since I started using that method. Bubble t-straws and foam core would have been my second choice though!



oh no!!!! what is sps? where can i get that
post #24 of 28
Single Plate System

http://cakecentral.com/cake-decorating-ftopict-603925.html

I love this system!
post #25 of 28
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Originally Posted by Karen421

Single Plate System

http://cakecentral.com/cake-decorating-ftopict-603925.html

I love this system!



what are bubble t straws?

Could i use the wooden dows then place the cardboard in the holes for the tiers?
post #26 of 28
Bubble t-straws are a fat (1/2) straw. Some people use the fat straws from Burger king, I get my either on e-bay or at the Asian food store. (they are for the bubble tea at avian restaurants) I don't like dowels, they displace the cake, the more you use the more you displace. The cake pushes out and that is how my cake collapsed. Now some people love dowels, it's all what works for you. icon_lol.gif
post #27 of 28
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Originally Posted by Karen421

Bubble t-straws are a fat (1/2) straw. Some people use the fat straws from Burger king, I get my either on e-bay or at the Asian food store. (they are for the bubble tea at avian restaurants) I don't like dowels, they displace the cake, the more you use the more you displace. The cake pushes out and that is how my cake collapsed. Now some people love dowels, it's all what works for you. icon_lol.gif




thanks Karen....looks like i'm heading to BK.....i hope they don't notice my handful of straws....hahaha
post #28 of 28
Nice.
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