Bake a topsy-turvy cake

The Topsy Turvy Pan from Wilton offers a tiered look, with a little extra fun.

The Topsy Turvy Pan Wilton

I've seen some amazing tiered cakes that have been made intentionally a bit topsy-turvy; Uneven tiers with odd angles adds a fun feel to cake designs. But it's surprisingly difficult to create a topsy-turvy tiered cake. There's a high risk that an off-balance cake will collapse. But Wilton's Topsy Turvy Pan has made getting that look a lot easier. Rather than trying to build a tiered cake, the pan produces a solid sheet cake with the appearance of a tiered cake at funny angles. You may not get the full effect of a whimsical leaning cake, but you can bake a cake with this pan a lot faster and without any specialized baking know-how.

The Topsy Turvy Pan is anodized aluminum and bakes evenly. It will hold one box mix or an equivalent amount of batter from a home recipe. It is relatively simple to decorate, especially if you're going with a birthday cake or other party design. It is worth changing up frosting patterns between the individual "tiers," so that they stand out. The pan is nonstick and requires hand-washing. The pan is 10.25 inches by 12 inches by 2 inches. It's priced at $12.99.

About the author

    Thursday Bram is a freelance journalist of over five years experience. She has worked in real estate and property management, learning the hard way the difference between the appliances that people like and the appliances that actually work in a home. Thursday currently lives in Maryland.


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