Sunday, August 19, 2012

Ayvah's 1st Birthday

When Ayvah's mom asked me to make a topsy turvy cake for her 1st birthday, I was a little nervous! The last topsy turvy cake that I made was in 2010 and I didn't really know what I was doing and the cake didn't come out the way I wanted it to at ALL. It looked short and squaty and like it was going to fall over, maybe?  So I wasn't thrilled about having to make another one. I knew for certain that I didn't want this one to turn out like my last one did! So I did some research. A lot of research, actually. One of the things that made me VERY happy was the fact that the cake in the inspiration picture that she sent me didn't have the inverted tapered sides that some topsy turvys have...PHEW! So anyway, I'm much happier with the way that this one turned out. =) I did have a problem with the cupcake on the top though. It's made with rice crispy treats. It was a little heavy but I used ganache under the fondant to help make the cake more sturdy so I didn't think that I would need to put supports under the cupcake. Well, I was wrong. About 5 hours after I put the cupcake on, I noticed that it had started to kind of sink into the cake on the low side. GRRRRR! So I had to get a knife and pry it off of the cake because it had been "glued" on with melted chocolate...then I added some supports under the low side of the cupcake and glued it back on again. This time it stayed up like it was supposed to...yay! Other than that, I didn't have any major issues so I can say that this one was a success. =)
Oh and this is the picture of the party plates that she sent me for color inspiration...

1 comment:

Ampersand Design said...

I was surfing the net for topsy turvy cake inspirations for a friend. This was by far the most beautiful and elegant one I found. Very classy. Great job.

Sandy K