This carousel cake is one of my very favorite. It was for my god-daughter's 2nd birthday. The idea came from a cake that I saw in a Wilton book from years ago.
The cake sizes are: 14" single layer round, 10" double layer round, 6" single layer round, and a mini doll skirt on top. My single layer cakes are 3" cakes.
The horses are sugar cookies that were iced with royal icing. I used Popsicle sticks for the posts on the horses and balloons for the balls on top. I have also used round bubble gum or fondant balls in the past if I didn't have the plastic balloons.
The columns are wrapped with curl ribbon and curl ribbon is also used between the columns. Pink foil paper was used to cover the boards. I like to use floral paper to cover my boards and can usually be found at floral supply stores in many different colors.
I have made this cake in pastel colors for girls and primary colors for boys.
I have found that if I use a number 5 or 6 for the string-work on the second tier, the strings are less likely to break. I also decorate my cakes and let them sit overnight before they are delivered.
I decided to make this Merry Go Round Birthday Cake for my daughter's 1st birthday. I have never decorated a cake before. I bought the packet cake as per Woman's Day cookbook which was the easy part. The decoration was what took a lot of time. I was still adding to it when guests arrived.
The soft icing was easy to apply. I had been worried as I have never used it before. It is very easy to manipulate into place and I did have a trial go during the week for the mother's group 1st birthday's. I used the Wilton concentrated food colouring, you only need the end of a toothpick amount. I was told by cake shops that using the food colurings from supermarkets will make the icing too soft. Took me a while to find it but did eventually.
With the icing mixture to stick on the lollies I also added the food colouring, otherwise it will dry white. The cake tasted great which was a bonus as I didn't want to cut it because it had taken so long and looked good.
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I made this pink pony Homemade Girls Carousel Cake for my daughter's third birthday. I purchased the plain craft wood horses from a craft store and then gave them a couple of coats of white non-toxic acrylic paint, let them dry and then got to work with my glue gun some felt and a little bit of fine chain to fashion the saddles and bridles.
The cake itself was constructed using a two round white chocolate mud cakes baked from scratch and one smaller cake to shape for the very top of the carousel. The horses were attached to cut down balloon sticks and the carousel roof was supported with a centre cylinder to which I hot glued the top cake board.
The cake was iced using a basic marshmallow fondant tinted pink and decorated with some iced piping, ribbons, diamontes and sparkly pipecleaners around the centre support and balloon sticks and then topped off with a jazzed up diamonte candle!
Quite straight forward but with lots of WOW factor... my little girl loved it and I hope you do too!