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Coolest Carousel Cake for a Princess 51

by Ramya
(Herndon, VA)

Homemade Carousel Cake for a Princess

Homemade Carousel Cake for a Princess

I wanted to host a party for my little one when she was turning 2 and at that time she was in love with carousels and that's the idea behind a carousel cake. I did not want to use the mold from Wilton as such so tried to do some extra work and ended up creating this.

This cake had 4 layers altogether. The dome was a 2 layered egg-less vanilla cake filled with chocolate mousse and topped with butter cream. Bottom cake was 2 layered vanilla sponge cake filled with strawberry ice cream and topped with butter cream. It was tough icing the base as I had to ensure the ice cream did not melt and had to refrigerate every once in a while.

The horses were covered with royal icing and they are from Wilton's carousel set. I purchased the carousel set only for the horses. I also added some cake balls covered with pink chocolate to add to side of the domes.

Altogether it was a great cake and everyone loved it!

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Coolest Carousel Birthday Cake 53

by Roberta S.
(Dothan,AL)

Homemade Carousel Birthday Cake

Homemade Carousel Birthday Cake

I was asked to make a carousel birthday cake for a friend’s daughter who was turning 3. I purchased the carousel at my local Michaels. The cake was made from a Betty Crocker white cake mix (my favorite to use).

The bottom was made from a 10” round pan that I made two of and stacked on top of each other. The top was an 8” that I did the same thing on. I pretty much followed the pattern that was on the box that I got the carousel in, using the colors the mom said the party was being done in.

The cake is done in a buttercreme frosting. The flowers are hand piped and made ahead of time to let harden. I used tip #2 for the basket type weave on the bottom of the cake, and trimmed the entire cake with a ruffle type effect.

The cake was an absolute hit with the kids and parents and the party girl totally loved it.

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Coolest Carousel Birthday Cake 41

by Aleah
(Round Rock, TX USA)

Homemade  Carousel Birthday Cake

Homemade Carousel Birthday Cake

We made this Carousel Birthday Cake for my son's 1st birthday, which was a carnival theme. It was fairly easy-even for an amateur. I made 2 12" round cakes for the bottom and 2 9" round cakes for the top layer. I found the carousel on eBay-it was from Wilton, but it's over 30 years old.

We decorated the cakes with M&Ms, rock candy, the animal toppers (which I found on eBay) and some decorations that I found at Michaels (the clown faces, party hats and elephant icing decorations-which are on the bottom layer). The little circus tent on the top is also from Michael's and it came with some cupcake wrappers and toothpick toppers-which I didn't need.

I received MANY compliments on this cake. I did make the cakes ahead of time and froze them so that they would be easier to ice.

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Coolest Carousel Child Birthday Cake 33

by Amber D.
(Newberg, OR)

Homemade Carousel Child Birthday Cake

Homemade Carousel Child Birthday Cake

This Carousel Child Birthday Cake was fairly simple to construct. I started with two 8" round cakes and used some wedding pillars to support the 6" cake top. I iced all of it with pure white buttercream.

My daughter wanted "pink and blue stars with horses!" I searched far and wide for plain horses then painted the flowers on them. I drilled a hole in each horse and used a bamboo skewer and topped them with gumballs. I used curling ribbon attached to another skewer from the center of the cake for support. Then stars and dots to complete her wishes.

This cake actually did not make it to the party without incident. That is why one of the horses appears to be tilted into the cake.

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