Topsy Turvy Cake

Fun And Fabulous Topsy Turvy Cake Ideas
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A topsy turvy birthday cake is a new and interesting way to add a whimsical type of touch to your next birthday celebration. These are specially designed cakes that appear to be tilted and leaning in various directions.

Topsy Turvy Birthday Cake – Creating a Birthday Cake from a New Angle

While it is true that you may use traditional cake pans and a wide assortment of knives in order to create the collapsible appearance of the topsy turvy birthday cake, these cakes have gained such an immense amount of popularity that you may now purchase topsy turvy cake pan sets of all sizes in order to master this type of cake decorating.

Below, we have several photographs that display the architecturally challenged cakes. If you have an interest in gathering ideas to create your own unique, topsy turvy cake, you should browse through these pictures for creative inspiration.


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Photo courtesy of: The Cake Diva Minneapolis


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Photo courtesy of: South Florida Cake Lady


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Photo courtesy of: Cakes2011


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Photo courtesy of: Kirby Cakes


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Photo courtesy of: Vittoria Gravina


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Topsy Turvy Cake

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I used Wilton's Topsy Turvy pan to make this Wonky cake. I also used Lindy Smith's cake book as my guide, which is full of wonderful ideas and tips for this kind of a cake. There is so much involved in making this cake that I can't even begin to tell you. It is probably one of the hardest things I have ever done. It took me forever to complete. Also, I haven't worked with much with fondant, so that took me a long time to do too. I made the cake for my daughter`s 5th birthday party and everyone loved it!


Now that you have taken a look at the pictures that we have posted on this page, you can clearly see that it is possible to create this type of cake using round cake pans, square cake pans, or a unique combination of both. You may also choose to use any design and/or color scheme that you like. Given the fact that the actual cakes are staked in a unique manner, it is often best to create this type of cake utilizing fondant instead of frosting. This way, the top cake or cakes do not tilt or collapse during the decorating process. By using fondant instead of frosting, you will have the ability to place the fondant on each cake and decorate each layer prior to the stacking process. The following instructions will assist you in creating a topsy turvy birthday cake:

Instructions on Creating a Topsy Turvy Birthday Cake

Items Needed:

  • 4 Pan Round Topsy Turvy Cake Pan Set
  • 4 Boxes of White Cake Mix
  • White Fondant
  • Black Fondant
  • Circle Cut Out Set
  • Cake Tray

Step 1: Create each of the four boxes of white cake mix. Prepare each of the four round topsy turvy cake pans and place one box of batter per pan. Then, bake and cool, according to instructions.

Step 2: Cut out a piece of white fondant and place it over the entire surface of the cake pan. Then, use the circle cut out set to cut out circles from the black fondant and place them on top of the white fondant.

Step 3: Take the cake that will be the bottom of the overall cake and cover it with black fondant. Then, cut out white fondant circles and place them on this cake.

Step 4: For the second from the bottom cake, cover with white fondant and black circles.

Step 5: For the third up cake, cover with black fondant and white circles.

Step 6: The very top cake should be covered with black fondant. Then, cut out white fondant strips and place them on the cake.

Have you created a topsy turvy cake? If so, we would love to see your pictures! If you are planning to make a topsy turvy birthday cake, be sure to take a lot of pictures of your creation. Then, simply come to this page and upload your whimsical creation for our readers. You may also share the steps that you took to create the cake, list any special items that you used, and share any stories of the celebration event where the cake was served.

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I can't wait to see a photo of your homemade topsy turvy cake, along with reading the story behind your masterpiece. Thank you sharing!

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