I made this Baby Shower Carriage Cake for my daughter and my niece who are both having baby boys about 3 weeks apart. I made one lemon cake mix in a 10 inch standard cake pan and 6 cupcakes in silver cupcake liners (2 were not used).
I slightly trimmed the top outer edge to give a rounded shape. I cut a wedge to make the buggy shape. I used a simple buttercream frosting. The white and brown candies are M&M's. I cut the edges from a paper doily placemat and covered both sides with scotch tape to prevent the buttercream form making grease marks.
I used the cupcakes for the babies and the wheels. I left the silver cupcake liners showing because I thought it looked cute that way. I piped melted chocolate from a Ziploc bag with the corner cut off for the baby faces and the wheel spokes. The white squiggles were made with a piping bag. The bow was made out of Tootsie Rolls heated for a few seconds in the microwave and then rolled out on oiled wax paper. It looked great in this picture, but by the next day at the shower, it had started to melt onto the cake.
Next time I make anything like that I'll put it on at the last minute.
This little baby buggy was designed with a little baby boy in mind! I baked a banana cake and let it cool. I made my icing with: 1 & 1/2 c. of Crisco, a 2 pound bag of powder sugar, and 1/2 c. water. I used 2 teaspoons of almond extract in my icing. I like the flavor it gives to the cakes. I tinted my icing pastel green, yellow and blue.
I iced the appropriate spots smooth, and then outlined my buggy with tip #5. I used star tips #16, #18, and #21 to decorate it. The handle is tip #12. I flattened it a bit with my finger dipped in cornstarch. I alternated colors on my border, using tip #21, for interest.
I tinted some fondant and rolled it out and cut out tiny hearts for the buggy and large hearts for the cake board. I applied them to the cake and board with a dab of icing. Then I used tip #5 and put dots on some of the hearts. This homemade baby buggy shower cake turned out super cute and everyone loved it!
I have made baby shower cakes in the past, but I really like this Wilton pan and I loved the way it turned out!
I made this baby carriage cake for a baby shower. She was feeding quite a bit of guests so just one cake would not do. I made a sheet cake, 11x14, and then set the carriage cake on top. I made the sheet with chocolate cake mix and the carriage was yellow cake. That way each guest had a choice.
I frosted the sheet cake smooth with a matching color, in this case blue. With having to set the carriage on top of the sheet cake, I did not frosten the cake smooth. I used Wilton star tip 18 to decorate the white all around the carriage. Then I just used multiple sized star tips to finish the rest of the carriage.
The most difficult part was centering the carriage on top of the sheet cake. I had to have an extra set of hands. We had the carriage on a sheet cake board from Wilton. We held the board about 1 inch from the sheet cake and had it centered. Using a spatula, I slid the cake off the board and the husband pulled the actual board away. Ended up having to go fast so the cake would not break.