This is what was left of my first Topsy Turvy cake attempt. I did lots of research, and had a plan, but it just did not happen the way I intended. In all I had 10 boxed cake mixes, 30 eggs, one recipe of regular buttercream icing, and double recipes of both peanut butter buttercream icing and chocolate fudge buttercream icing, and 4 recipes of homemade marshmallow fondant invested in this cake, plus a minimum of 30 hours work.

I even stayed up all night trying to finish it up, but the bottom two tiers ended up going in the trash! It seemed that anything that could go wrong, DID go wrong! The bottom tier was four 10″ layers of chocolate fudge cake that were iced with the peanut butter buttercream, middle tier was four 8″ layers of yellow cake iced with chocolate fudge buttercream, and the top tier was four 6″ layers of white cake with confetti sprinkles iced with regular buttercream icing tinted pink, which is pictured here.

I then covered it in the homemade marshmallow fondant, and decorated it with decorations I made with fondant days in advance, including the bow.

I am determined that I will master a Topsy Turvy cake sometime in the future! Just have to do a little more research!

If it weren’t for our failures, our successes would not be near as sweet!