Whimsical cakes, with their irregularly shaped, tilting layers and brightly colored frosting, are just as popular as they ever were, even though they are far more common than they were just a few short years ago. At least, they’re now as common in the shops of professional cake decorators as they are at the Mad Hatter’s tea party table. The cakes are made by shaping traditional cake layers with a sharp knife, trimming down the thin edges and stacking extra pieces of cake on the thicker parts to create the tilt of each section. While it’s not an impossible task by any means, it’s not exactly a piece of cake.
It is much easier to use a Topsy Turvy Cake Pan, which provides the tilting, funky look of a whimsical cake without any fuss at all. The pan makes a flat cake that just happens to be in the shape this type of specialty cake! It won’t have quite the same impact as a giant leaning tower of cake, but it’s much easier to decorate and takes very little time to complete, unlike the multi-component cake that inspired it.Â This makes it a good choice if you just want to have some fun with your baked goods and not go full out into more complicated cake decorating tasks.