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Coolest Merry Go Round Cake 38

by Sine G.
(Brisbane QLD)

Homemade Merry Go Round Cake

Homemade Merry Go Round Cake

I made this cake from the women's weekly cake book; it was definitely a labour of love, not hard but time consuming. I bought the wooden horses of eBay! And painted them well ahead of time, I also did the ribbons ahead of time and instead of bamboo skewers I used round chop sticks. And the cylinder I used was a role from Alfoil role.

I used Betty Crocker cake mixes but I think it may have been easier to use a Madeira cake mix. The icing is orchard icing that you buy from the supermarket. You need about 5 - 6 of the soft icing, I used normal food colouring and it made it still workable. The decorations are what is time consuming, you basically do one after the other one at a time. Make sure to decorate the cylinders first and then put the horses on.

If you are making this homemade merry go round cake, make sure you have plenty of time. It turned out great I think!

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Coolest Girl's Carousel Cake 30

by Megan
(Austin, TX, USA)

Homemade Girl's Carousel Cake

Homemade Girl's Carousel Cake

We spent my daughter's 4 birthday party at a kiddie carnival so I promised I would attempt a Girl's Carousel Cake. My ideas were largely inspired by this site so I thought I would share my outcome.

I used 10" on the bottom and 6" pan on the top with a 7" round to attach the purple and pink straws. I wanted it slightly higher so I taped two together and cut each straw to desired height. The center column is a wrapping paper roll painted white with a sparkly purple ribbon wrapped around it. The cookies were made using Alton Brown's sugar cookie recipe and Royal icing.

The cake was frosted with homemade buttercream icing (also Alton Brown), and tinted, pink Royal icing. We decorated with premade icing flowers obtained from a cake store, edible glitter, beads, and pink and purple sprinkles. It was a lot of fun and no doubt a lot of work - but all worth it!

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Coolest Merry Go Round Cake 19

by Jen
(Pittsford, NY)

Homemade Merry Go Round Cake

Homemade Merry Go Round Cake

I had seen an idea for a merry-go-round cake in a magazine, and since my daughter loved to ride the "up and down", I made this cake for her second birthday.

It's 2 round cakes stacked and frosted, topped with rainbow sprinkles. The merry-go-round posts are rainbow candy sticks I found at a candy store. (I also included one in each party favor bag.) I attached animal crackers at different heights using frosting. The "lid" is made of paper and decorated with foamie stickers. I didn't attach it to the candy sticks so it could be removed before lighting the candle.

We placed the cake on a lazy Susan so it actually went around!

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carousel topper
by: Anonymous

How did you make the top?? I know you use paper but how??

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Coolest Carsousel Birthday Cake 52

by Heather M.
(Dunbar, Edinburgh, UK)

Homemade Carsousel Birthday Cake

Homemade Carsousel Birthday Cake

I made this Carsousel birthday cake for my son's 1st birthday.

Using 2 8" chocolate cakes, one for the base and one for the top, I covered each in sugar paste and decorated with both cut out shapes (stars) and royal icing with a little edible gold paint here and there for effect.

Each cake was placed onto a thick cake board. The board supporting the upper part of the cake war prepared by first drilling holes to hold the dowels that would both support the cake and act as poles for the carousel horses.

Each dowel was wrapped in a thin sausage of sugar paste before securing a gingerbread pony to each.

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Cake
by: Renay

Beautiful! A true work of art. Looks almost too good to eat.

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Coolest Merry Go Round Birthday Cake 25

by Belinda
(Queensland, Australia)

Homemade Merry Go Round Birthday Cake

Homemade Merry Go Round Birthday Cake

I made this Merry Go Round Birthday Cake for my daughter's first birthday. I made it with help from the Womens Weekly kids cake book and cheated and used packet cake mixes. I am no baker (hence the packet cake mixes) and was so proud when I managed to put this together.

It was challenging but so rewarding when I got heaps of great comments.

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Very nice!
by: Patti

That is a wonderful cake! You did a really nice job! Btw, I use box mix all the time, but I do make my own frosting. No shame in using cake mix.

horses?
by: Anoushka

Any advice on where to get the horses for this cake?

I have found the Horses!
by: Anonymous

I found the horses on ebay - "6 blank wooden rocking horse decoration gift tags craft."

You think they are gift tags but in fact they are the wooden horses as pictured in the cake book!

I had a nightmare finding them so hope this helps anyone else searching the internet frantically!

horses for cake
by: Anonymous

our son used 'my little ponies' and it looked great. hope this helps

cake
by: nawal

I just wanted to thank the person who told us where to get the horses from, I had been looking everywhere for them and finally found them on eBay so THANKS A MILLION and also did you guys make the cake on the day or the day before?

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