Friday, February 17, 2012

Wonky Sweet 16 Birthday Cake

Last weekend I had the pleasure of making a Sweet Sixteen cake for Maranda in Dalton, GA.

It's been a while since I have made a wonky cake, They're big fun to make, and they look impressive. 

I'm not sure about the rest of you, but when I make a wonky cake, I carve out a well for the second tier in the spot it will be placed on the first tier.  That way, the cake will sit flush and keep the proper center of gravity.

And since the tiers wind up being higher than my normal (already tall) tiers, I add a cake board in the middle of the tier for extra added stability.

Once everything is carved, fitted, and stable, just add on fondant accents, ribbons, and your gumpaste bow loops!

Have a great weekend!!


  1. Stunning! Your work is so clean & neat. I'm not sure I could get such beautiful stripes. I've not seen many square wonky cakes but I think it works just as well, if not better than round. Thanks for sharing the construction details.

  2. Amazing! I just did my my first set of topsy turvy cakes. Two in one week! I did the method you explained here and they came out awesome. I love the bow on top! Very creative.

  3. What a great topsy cake - it looks wonderful - thanks for sharing :)

  4. It's a perfect wonky cake - the tier height, the wonkiness and design details.


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