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http://cakecentral.com/a/how-to-make-a-topsy-turvy-whimsical-cake

For settling the cake you can just stack and cover in fridge overnight. I only use a small weight (like a large tile-but make sure the weight is evenly dispersed over the entire cake) if I'm in a hurry to decorate. You don't want something too heavy or it will crush your cake, this just speeds up the settling. And as stated above it just needs to appear wonky or tilted, it's an illusion, you still need a flat surface for each tier to sit on.

The link is to a great tutorial it should help
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Thinking back on my cake, I think this may have been the issue. Normally I bake two days ahead, wrapping and storing in fridge. The day before decorating I crumb coat, chill then final ice all my tiers and then back in the fridge. The last day I stack an decorate. Everything else aside I think it would have been okay had it had time to settle. I actually made my cakes ahead of time and chilled. Then iced an decorated all the same day. Time was an issue. I think it was just a perfect storm of mishaps. Lessons learned. Had two sucessful cakes after this and no issues.
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