Sunday, October 16, 2011

Wonderful Wonky Stack...

Wow what a weekend... I attended the Wonky Stack course at Cakes 4 Fun in Putney and it was with some trepidation that we all arrived on Saturday morning... would our wonky cakes look anything like the dummy... and more importantly would they stay standing!!

It was a great course, we learnt to carve our cakes to create the tapered effect, done upside down and then flipped over!! We also stacked the cake which is strangely easier than stacking a normal cake. However, there is a secret element... a spiked dowel driven right through the middle, a little nerve wracking as you're hammering it through!! Other techniques learnt include the fantastic rolled roses, a quick and easy method to create great looking roses which could be used on many types of cake. The final product was amazing and more than a little Alice in Wonderland.

This cake is sure to impress but having laboured so painstakingly over it you may be loathe for anyone to go near it with a knife!!


  1. looks fab but was said that a spiked dowel is used down the centre so does that mean that the two top cakes are not on individual cake cards like a normal stacked cake would be?????????

  2. Hi Annette, as far as I can remember we used the thinest cake cards for the layers and the spike went right through...I don't think I thought this would work at the time but it did! One person's stack was a little too wonky though and I think it was in danger of falling over! I hope this helps! :-)


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