Retro Topsy Turvy Birthday Cake

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This Retro Topsy-Turvy Birthday Cake was ordered by a very sweet lady for her daughter-in-law.   She didn’t give me many specifics for the cake…she told me that Amber liked bright colors including lime green, teal, hot pink, purple and even grey!  She also asked that I do an usual shape, if possible.

I didn’t really plan for it to have the “retro” look when I set out making it – but when looking at it later, to me it looked quite vintage and 70’s and funky… maybe!?  What do you think?

And then I had the challenge of an unusual shape.  I guess I have hard time thinking “out of the box” because the wonky… or topsy turvy shape is all I could come up with.  Not that I don’t like the look… I really do – I just wish I had more ideas!

For the flavors of the cake… the top was funfetti cake with raspberry filling (I like CK Icing Fruits) and vanilla buttercream.   For the bottom tier… dark chocolate fudge cake with whipped ganache filling & frosting!

Then it was covered and decorated with homemade marshmallow fondant.   I used my FMM Ribbon Cutter for all the stripes and my Ateco Cookie Cutters set for all the circles.

And lastly, I used a silicone pearl mold for the pearl border.  I think I used the 14mm pearls for this cake!

Did I miss any details?  Do you have any questions about this cake?  Please leave them in the comments!  I love to get comments & questions!

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  1. Anna says

    Rose, your cakes make me smile every day!!! Love the topsy turvy. Your camo cake was incredible!!! The best I’ve seen of that type. I have a quick question. How do you change your background colours for your photos? I have only just discovered how to use white. I bought thick white board. I’ve seen you use black and now grey. Tell me more!!!
    Have a great day,
    Love Anna

    • Rose says

      Hi Anna! Thank you so much for your sweet compliments. For bright white and black, I use foam boards that I buy cheap at Walmart. If they get stained or damaged, I just replace them. I also have some thin plywood boards that are painted white BUT they appear gray or sometimes off-white – depending on the light. Those boards are what I’m using in these pictures! Best – Rose

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