I did a topsy turvy trial run today. I have never made a topsy cake before. What fun! I used only ingredients I had at home. No run to the cake shop for fondant or dowels, or buttercream. I was able to eek out enough of the vanilla buttercream to give a crumb coat to the topsy's and also this one little leftover guy on my pretty plate. It is a really thin coat, but Drew won't care! I baked two strawberry cakes...oh my did they ever smell good cooking, and they tasted even better. I also did one yellow cake. All had coconut cream filling, because I had some! I didn't have enough fondant to do any more decorating on the bottom tier. And I didn't even bother with putting it on a proper cake board. I used leftover board from the Tiffany Cake I did recently. Greg will be taking it in to work with him tomorrow, so I wrote them all a little note on the cake board. This was a fun, fun process, and I can't wait to do more of them. I have three cake orders pending........so I may be doing some experimentation. Fondant is way tricky to work with. And getting it to lay flat is no easy task. I can see it will take some practice!