This Carousel Birthday Cake is composed of a 10" round spice cake on the bottom, a 9" round yellow cake and a Pyrex bowl chocolate cake on top. I put the cake together using ideas from this site.
I purchased Wilton's carousel cake horses (it comes with two plates to "build" the cake) which I repainted using acrylics and coated with a gloss sealer. I then superglued "jewels" onto the horses for added umph.
The frosting is buttercream. I made the roses a few days in advance - it took a lot of frosting to frost this cake!
I put the cake on a Wilton rotating cake plate used for decorating - it was fun to spin the finished cake (SLOWLY) at the party!
At the party I gave my one-year-old birthday girl her own layered cake simply decorated with white buttercream frosting and sprinkles, along with miniature animal cookies I had frosted with royal icing. She loved having her own cake to mash her hands into, and the guests loved choosing their flavor of cake.
The Carousel 1st Birthday Cake itself is a 10" round vanilla cake filled with vanilla butter cream and strawberry preserve, coated with vanilla flavoured fondant.
I used a rocking horse cutter for the ponies, cutting the rocker off the bottom. I painted the manes, tails, hooves and saddle with lustre dust mixed with a little vodka which gives a lovely metallic effect. When dry I attached the ponies to drinking straws with royal icing and inserted into holes made with a plastic doweling stick.
The centre of the carousel is a cardboard centre from the middle of a clingfilm roll, covered with plastic and then I wound glitter ribbon around it. This was then inserted into the centre of the cake to support the top. The top of the carousel is a 10" iced cake board.
The cake was made for my great niece Scarlett Rose. Thank you for looking.
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My sister and I created this carousel cake for my daughter's 5th birthday. After looking at many of the cakes online here, my daughter decided on a carousel cake. Using ideas from other cakes, my sister and I created this unique cake.
The cake itself is a basic 1-2-3 cake comprised of two 12-inch layers and two 8-inch layers. The bottom layer was then decorated with plastic stars and the Wilton Carousel set (the horses were repainted to match our theme). The top layer was then adorned with a wooden gazebo wrapped in coordinating ribbon and piped with coordinating frosting.
We applied Skittles candies to the side for a fun effect. For the finishing touch, a number "5" birthday candle was hot-glued in place. My daughter and all our guests loved this cake, both the design and the taste. Kudos to my sister, Susan!
I made this Pink Carousel Cake for my daughter's 2nd Birthday, the idea was from the Woman's Weekly Cake book.
It was about a three day job (I work full time). Most important part of this cake is that the inner cylinder and the eight dowel sticks MUST be the exact same height - I found this tricky as I made it all from scratch, cut the dowel to size etc.
I made the fondant, which will NOT be happening again as it was hard to get the consistency right. I have used the ready to roll stuff before and it is much easier.
I used the marshmallows on the top as the muffin did not have the nice smooth surface.