Created by: AliceSin
Project

Topsy Turvy Nautical Shower Cake

Share a little about the materials, processes, and techniques used to create this cake This is a 3-tier Topsy Turvy cake for a boy's nautical-themed baby shower, inspired by Richard Ruskell's Topsy Turvy cake class. All the figures are fondant. The boats were built on a foam core base so they would be sturdy enough to support themselves. Two bears have fishing rods, which are just wooden skewers cut and painted, with black thread glued to the end. The masts are more skewers with plain paper sails. The rest is edible. I cheated and used Goldfish crackers to save myself a lot of time. The cakes are wedding cake, strawberry, and chocolate. The family loved the cake, and the soon-to-be-grandfather kept saying it couldn't possibly be real! What are you most proud of? It didn't fall over! I was very surprised by how sturdy it was. The top tier was transported separately and then stacked at the event. It survived a 45 minute car ride with no problems at all. It's very sturdy. I'm also completely in love with the bears! What advice would you give someone starting this project? Pay attention to the class! He gives all the necessary info, measurements, etc. If you look at it as a series of steps, it's not so intimidating. And it's so worth the work - people are really impressed with this design, and I can charge a premium for it too!

You Can Make This

AliceSin made Topsy Turvy Nautical Shower Cake with:

Topsy-Turvy Cake Construction

Online Class

Topsy-Turvy Cake Construction

with Richard Ruskell

  • Fondant

Project Description

Share a little about the materials, processes, and techniques used to create this cake This is a 3-tier Topsy Turvy cake for a boy's nautical-themed baby shower, inspired by Richard Ruskell's Topsy Turvy cake class. All the figures are fondant. The boats were built on a foam core base so they would be sturdy enough to support themselves. Two bears have fishing rods, which are just wooden skewers cut and painted, with black thread glued to the end. The masts are more skewers with plain paper sails. The rest is edible. I cheated and used Goldfish crackers to save myself a lot of time. The cakes are wedding cake, strawberry, and chocolate. The family loved the cake, and the soon-to-be-grandfather kept saying it couldn't possibly be real! What are you most proud of? It didn't fall over! I was very surprised by how sturdy it was. The top tier was transported separately and then stacked at the event. It survived a 45 minute car ride with no problems at all. It's very sturdy. I'm also completely in love with the bears! What advice would you give someone starting this project? Pay attention to the class! He gives all the necessary info, measurements, etc. If you look at it as a series of steps, it's not so intimidating. And it's so worth the work - people are really impressed with this design, and I can charge a premium for it too!

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Skill Level

Intermediate