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Topsy Turvy Cake


Our Topsy Turvy Pan shapes fantastically formed faux-tiered cakes suitable for fairytale tea parties or any other celebration where wacky is the word of the day.
Makes: Serves 12.
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Step 1

Prepare Icing
We suggest that you tint all icings at one time while cake cools. Refrigerate tinted icings in covered containers until ready to use.

Step 2

Make 4 1/4 cups buttercream icing:
Tint 1/2 cup violet
Tint 1/4 cup yellow
Tint 1/2 cup rose
Tint 1/4 cup orange
Tint 1/4 cup blue
Reserve 2 1/2 cups white (thin 1 3/4 cups with 1 1/2 Tablespoons light corn syrup) Ice smooth with thinned white icing

Step 3

Decorate in Order

Step 4

1. Ice cake smooth with thinned white icing.
2. Fill disposable decorating bag with rose icing, cut 3/8 in. diameter opening in bag, and pipe icing on top tier of cake.
3. Fill disposable decorating bag with yellow icing, cut 3/8 in. diameter opening in bag, and pipe icing on middle tier of cake.
4. Fill disposable decorating bag with violet icing, cut 3/8 in. diameter opening in bag, and pipe icing on bottom tier of cake.
5. Use tip 21 and white icing to pipe shell bottom border on all "tiers."
6. Use tip 3 and orange and blue icing to print message on cake.
7. Sprinkle icing on tiers with rainbow nonpareils.

Step 5

Baking Instructions
Preheat oven to 350°F or temperature per recipe directions. Your cake will unmold easily, without sticking, when you prepare the pan properly. Grease the inside of pan using a pastry brush and solid vegetable shortening (do not use butter, margarine or liquid vegetable oil). Spread the shortening so that all indentations are covered. Sprinkle about 2 Tablespoons flour inside pan and shake so that flour covers all greased surfaces. Turn pan upside down and tap lightly to remove excess flour. If any shiny spots remain, touch up with more shortening and flour to prevent cake from sticking. (You can use vegetable oil pan spray or vegetable oil pan spray with flour, in place of solid shortening and flour or use Wilton Cake Release, for perfect, crumb-free cakes!).

Step 6

Make one 2-layer cake mix according to package or recipe directions. Pour the cake batter into pan, and if necessary, spread the batter around with a spatula to fill all areas of the pan evenly. Be careful not to touch sides or bottom of pan. Bake cake on middle rack of 350°F oven for 30-40 minutes or until cake tests done according to recipe directions.

Step 7

Remove cake from oven and cool on cake rack for 10 minutes. While the cake is still in the pan, carefully slice off the raised center portion of the cake. This allows the cake to sit more level and helps prevent cracking. To remove cake from pan, place cooling rack against cake and turn both cake rack and pan over. Lift pan off carefully. Cool cake at least one hour. Brush loose crumbs off cake.

Step 8

To transfer cake to serving board, hold a cake board against cake and turn both cake and rack over. Lift off rack. Hold another board against bottom of cake and turn cake over. Be sure to hold cake, rack and board close together while turning to prevent cake from cracking.

Step 9

We recommend hand washing pan in hot, soapy water.

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Topsy Turvy Cake is rated 4.8 out of 5 by 11.
Rated 4 out of 5 by from This pan eliminates the hassle of creating a stacked topsy turvy cake - best left to the professionals - and is very versatile for different celebrations. I used this pan to create a halloween themed cake based on Alice in Wonderland. I highly recommend that a fresh toothpick be used each time for colors to avoid contamination whcih could ruin the Wilton tint. Another great tip is to use a sheet of tissue paper between pans when storing them to keep them in pristine shape. The decorating on this cake is wonderful for those just beginning as it is easy to follow the shape of the cake.
Date published: 2010-11-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I loved this cake! I hadn't heard about it until a friend offered to pay me to make her daughter a sweet 16 topsy turvy cake. It was fun yet challenging! It was my second time working with rolled fondant, so that added to the challenge. It was alot easier after I made some tiny holes in the fondant where the groove is at on the top ofthe cake. This made it easier to shape.
Date published: 2011-05-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from made a three tier the bottom was 10" was a chocolate pound cake with a chocolate buttercream frosting the second 8" tier was a coconut Cream pound cake with an almond flavored butter cream frosting and the 3rd tier was a 6" red velevet cake. The design was pink, black, and white with zebra print and matching hand made roses. Turned out great!
Date published: 2010-12-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I loved this Topsy Turvy Cake pan!!! The cake turned out beautiful, and had a lot of compliments!! There is just an infinite amount of decoration possibilities for this pan, its amazing!
Date published: 2011-05-16
Rated 4 out of 5 by from I love this cake pan. I have used it to make so many different birthday cakes. This cake and pan are so versatile. You can make a cake that suits any preference or personality.
Date published: 2011-05-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from What a great cake. I made it a "High School Musical" cake for my niece's 5th birthday and it was a hit! Any color combo will look great on this cake. Great for beginners.
Date published: 2010-12-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I made this for a birthday cake. Very easy and she enjoyed it very much! Took me no time at all, she thought it took me forever! I would recommend this cake!
Date published: 2010-11-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I made this for a 40th birthdady. I used a gray as the background then decorated it with white, hot pink and black accents. She loved it!
Date published: 2011-05-15
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