Saturday, May 16, 2009

Topsy Turvy Cake Tutorial

One of the things I'm so in awe of are these topsy turvy cakes, also known as Mad Hatter cakes. Something about them reminds me of Willy Wonka, Dr. Suess, and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory all rolled up into one. I guess its their whimsical fun design. I found this one on Flickr and could not help but blog about it. You can find a few more cakes of other types here if you want to look at this member's Flickr pool. If you would like to see more of just the topsy turvy style of cakes than click here. One thing I have always wondered about is how do they get the cake to remain stable? It honestly looks like something that can fall apart. Little did I realize it truly is an illusion and only gives the appearance that one of the tiers will/can slide off. Believe it or not, the trick is real simple. It just involves carving a circle into the cake below the tier you plan to add on. So the second and each additional tier sits flat yet gives the illusion of sliding off. Don't understand? No problem....just click here for an awesome step by step tutorial with pictures on how to make one of these types of cakes. If you have ever made one of these cakes or plan to from the tutorial please comment here with a link to a picture. I would love to see what you come up with. Happy baking!


Duni said...

These are fantastic! I wish I had the ability to make one, but they do seem daunting :)

Happy weekend!

Patty said...

Great cake!
Twiter is an excelent way to promote your blog!
Thanks for sharing

Tami (Pixeltrash) said...

I love these cakes too and have always wanted to make one, but never have. I am going to keep this tutorial in mind for my son's next birthday.

Have you checked out It is awesome and has tons of these fun cakes in the gallery. You have to do the free sign-up to see the whole galleries.

The LemonDrop Tree said...

Thanks Tami, Patty, and Duni. Tami I'm going to have to check out that site. Thanks for the tip.

GrandmaMarilyns said...

Cool looking cakes. Thank you for the explanation.