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Topsy Turvy Frog Wedding cake

I made this cake for the 2011 Iowa State Fair. The water lilies and cattails are gumpaste, and the frogs and grass are fondant. The fondant is air brushed to look like water.

Result: 2nd place in category
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Image size
2736x3648px 3.53 MB
Shutter Speed
1/60 second
Focal Length
5 mm
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Date Taken
Aug 1, 2011, 6:02:48 PM
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lippi1's avatar
this is adorable. caught my eye right daughter wants to be a cake decorator when she grows up so I have to share this one with it
puyoda's avatar
Great job! I love all the elements on it, especially how you air brushed the water :D
cake-engineering's avatar
Thank you very much!
alvringer's avatar
Just amazing, I love the water effect!
alvringer's avatar
Your welcome! :D
Scellanis's avatar
if I ever get married I want my wedding cake to look like! Of course I'd need to be a pink frog though.... Wow!!
SqueezeBoxx's avatar
This cake is beautiful! I love topsy turvy cakes. I'd have this as my wedding cake :P
Sirenita7's avatar
This is adorable! :) I love the water effect on the fondant and your cattails, water lilies, and grass are really well done :D
Yellowmelle's avatar
Really cool! I've been too afraid to attempt topsy turvy (also, that's too much cake for a person to eat lol). Are they really as tricky as they look? Do you use the carving-a-hole method?
cake-engineering's avatar
This particular cake was a dummy, so I just placed a skewer through the center and that held. But I've done one other topsy turvy, and if you have a thick enough center support dowel, it should hold together without having to use the carving-a-hole method. Plus if you place a little frosting onto the bottom layer of cake, that should help glue the top cake to the bottom so it doesn't slide
Yellowmelle's avatar
ooh sounds scary
Fairy-Guinevere's avatar
Awesome, I love the two tone colour of the blue and all the decorations look great! I'm sure I would have awarded 1st place :)
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myrnamarinda's avatar
It's absolutely gorgeous! Such seeming nonchalance and still so precise and detailed! Love it to bits!
ZandKfan4ever57's avatar
Congratulations that's shows you've have serious talent! :-)
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