I am so excited I managed to make this Topsy Turvy Cake for my birthday despite the time constraints. I think this is the biggest cake I made in the shortest time but, thanks to my husband who offered to help shaping the fondant balls (he’s an expert now ), I managed to finish the cake before our guests started arriving. And not to mention, this was my first time properly stacking a cake using dowel rods, cake boards etc. When you’re making a cake that takes more time to decorate, it’s better if you choose a filling that’s easier to make. And what can be easier than chocolate ganache? For the basic recipe you only need two ingredients – whipping cream and chocolate – and you can enhance this by adding fruit or ground walnuts for example. Everything I used in this recipe was homemade, from the cake layers and the filling to the buttercream, fondant and decorations.
Time: Prep & Decorating: 5 hrs. (this includes time for making the fondant/buttercream/decorations as well) Cook: 30min. per batch of cakes & 15min. for the filling + 3 hrs chilling time
Servings: 35-40 [Read more...]