Created by: sweet treats
Project

Dr. Seuss cake

Share a little about the materials, processes, and techniques used to create this cake I followed the instructions on the topsy turvy class, but chose to change the angles back and forth to assure the stability of the cake, since the hat was a tall tier. The cake on top was the birthday boy smash cake.

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sweet treats made Dr. Seuss cake with:

Topsy-Turvy Cake Construction

Online Class

Topsy-Turvy Cake Construction

with Richard Ruskell

  • Buttercream
  • Fondant

Project Description

Share a little about the materials, processes, and techniques used to create this cake I followed the instructions on the topsy turvy class, but chose to change the angles back and forth to assure the stability of the cake, since the hat was a tall tier. The cake on top was the birthday boy smash cake.

Q&A with sweet treats

candyapplekc asked:
Now this is very nice! I so want to make a Dr. Suess cake but no customers have yet to ask for it. Just might have to make a dummy cake for fun.
sweet treats answered:
That was my situation as well, so I convinced my sister in law to make her son's birthday around this theme so I can make her that cake, and she was very happy :)
Samantha Andress asked:
I LOVE THIS CAKE!! Fantastic Job! Do you mind providing a little more info on its production? GREAT color just curious because I can not tell from the photos but is it fondant or modeling chocolate? The detail lines in black .. how?!? I would love to hear more on your actual production. I know we are all bakers here and I don't want your trade secrets just general. But again you did a fantastic mesmerizing job! Thank you for posting regardless of if you respond! Sam
sweet treats answered:
Wow :) thank you so much for all your kind words!! I would love to share and answer all your questions. After all, that's what this community is all about, and I had learnt everything I know through craftsy :) I only used fondant here, no modeling chocolate, the colors are satin ice colored fondant, in some cases mixed with white satin ice to achieve a lighter color. The orange was yellow fondant mixed with some red fondant. The black lines were made with food color black pen, and drawn free hand to achieve the "sketchy" look you see in the books. In more precise areas such as the happy birthday sign I used a paint brush and Wilton gel color mixed with some lemon extract. The fish words in the first tier were fondant cutouts. The construction of the cake is a bit lengthy to describe but you'll get all the information you need on the topsy turvey class on this site. If you have any other questions, please feel free to ask!
hostutler2081518 asked:
just amazing.
sweet treats answered:
Thank you so much :))
Samantha Andress asked:
Thanks for responding!!! Again all I can say is WOW! I actually signed up for the class after seeing your cake the first time! I'm pretty much self taught as well. (Craftsy and ALOT of books/youTube) Craftsy has really expanded my knowledge base as well. My husband is military so we move frequently and finding a Temporary job for 3-4 years that works with your family is almost impossible. Baking and making custom confections has made it possible to make a little extra money while still putting our faith and family first. I will definitely be following you! Again AWESOME job just plain AWESOME! Look forward to more of your projects!
sweet treats answered:
Thank you again for all your compliments! It really means a lot!! I totally get your situation and family Does come first, good luck with everything!!!
hostutler2081518 asked:
Hi there again. I was just wondering, is the pole placed in the center of the bottom cake or on the side as Russel demonstrated on the Topsy Turvy class? I absolutely love this cake of yours.
sweet treats answered:
Yes, the pole is place in the center. (You should only do that if you change the direction of each tier back and forth, otherwise follow the instructions in the video. ) and THANK YOU so much for your kind words!!