Hiya! This weekend I got to make my first topsy turvy cake and it came out wonderfully! Actually, let me revise that sentence… this weekend I got to make my first SUCCESSFUL topsy turvy cake and it came out wonderfully! Better Hee hee…
Now you’re probably wondering, “successful? What happened to the first one?”. Welll… my dad went on a business trip and came back on his birthday so I decided to surprise him with a cake. He loves Turtles (chocolate) so I chopped up a VERY GENEROUS AMOUNT and included them in the cake/frosting. The cake was a super moist chocolate cake and of course it was SO DANG MOIST that I couldn’t neatly sculpt it into the signature topsy turvy shape. Eek! I’m not sure what was going through my head but I left the two-tiered lopsided cake on the edge of the kitchen table OVERNIGHT (what was I thinking!?) and in the morning, I found my poor baby splattered on the floor. Baby blue fondant and all. Sigh. This is actually the first time I’ve spoken about The Incident. My dad didn’t even know I made a cake for him! All I thought about the rest of the day was all the Turtles chocolate I wasted.
I’m sure you can see how I could easily be traumatized over my first topsy turvy cake-making experience. It’s been well over a year and I decided to have a GO at it again. This time I used VANILLA CAKE which is a much sturdier cake to sculpt with fluffy chocolate ganache filling. Yummies! I made this for a team member I met in Miami for his son’s 2nd birthday. Two-year-old boy… Disney Cars theme… sounds about right! I’m happy with how it turned out.
Remember my not-so-new-years’-resolutions resolutions? Successfully making a topsy turvy cake will be my “something new” for this week. OH! And I also took a latin-inspired dance class. SO SO FUN. I looked ridiculous because I am so so not coordinated but I had a TON of fun and that’s all that counts, right? So yes, I did TWO “something new”s for this week.
Have a happy Sunday!