thanks torta! for those who need a visual like me, i also found this video: http://jessicakesblog.blogspot.com/2011/06/video-tutorial-upside-down-frosting.html
and another slightly different technique: http://www.notquitenigella.com/2010/11/04/how-to-make-a-two-tier-wedding-cake-with-faye-cahill/
on this one it doesn’t say to use wax or parchment paper on the board, but i recommend it. tape it to the board and once ready, cut the paper away from the board and then just peel it off.
i have to say i tried the second technique similar to torta’s but you don’t actually flip it, and it work great!!! thanks again Torta for sharing your techniques!!!!!