I made this carousel cake for one of my co-workers for her grandauther's 1st birthday. The only touble that I had was getting the top cake to stand without using the cake pedestals. I couldn,t get the horses on with the pedestals, so I knew that I had to figure out how to get the top layer to stand, (by the way the top cake is made using a sunflower cake pan), so the more I thought about it, I finally realized that I just needed something short and level to hold the top layer. I used two small mason jars with handles ( I think they are salt and pepper shakers)filled with rainbow orange slices. I simply put tape between the tops of the jars and the bottom of the cake plate, that held together very nicely,and the horses were made of rubber and all fitted on the cake plate that was on the center of the bottom layer cake. I use long cotton candy candy canes that served and a decoration and stabalizer for the bottom and top layer, by cutting a hole through the horses the same size as the candy cane that went through to the bottom cake and also help to hold up the top layer. All that was left was decorating which was easy. Lily and grandma along with everyone else loved the cake. I must admit it was one of my better creations.
I made this cake for my manager's 11 yr old daughter's birthday party. She told me she wanted hearts and roses. The heart part was easy but I never was very good at roses. Anyway, she wanted a spice cake with cream cheese frosting. I had only decorated with butter cream frosting so what I did was made the flowers ahead of time with butter cream and froze them, then refrigerated the rest of the red icing for the trim. I found a recipe for a moist spice cake off a wonderful site, "Wiltons.com" the discussion forum, wedding cake section. I used Betty Crocker spice cake mix, (3 boxes-2 and doubled the recipe the first batch for the 12" & 6" heart pan, and 1 box for the 8" heart pan.) With the remaining batter make cupcakes.
Moist Spice Cake 1 box spice cake 1 cup butter milk (I just used milk w/1 Tbsp white vinegar) 1/3 cup sweetened applesauce 1/3 cup veg oil 3 lg eggs 1/4 tsp ground cinnamon Throw it all in a bowl, mix on low til blended them beat on med for 2 min. Bake acc to the pan or box instruc. Very good!
My niece's daughter, Asma was turning one in October last year. I have three sons and one daughter aged 5,7 , 10 and my daughter is 12,who adore her. They call Asma their little princess. I had to make the little princess her castle and I started sketching and searching till I decided on this design. Made two big cakes with one swissroll which i stuffed with cake crumbs and lots of cream to have them stable. I used straws to stabilise the cake. I used lots of butter icing for decoration. I also stuffed cake crumbs in the cones so that they are heavy and put straws from the top into the swissroll.
My boys and niece loved the cake, and I hope one year old Asma enjoyed it too.
Did this cake for my princesses 8th birthday, and every princess needs a castle right?
The top layer is 2-6"'s and the bottom is 2-8"'s. Baked, cooled, crumb coated, and final iced with white buttercream.Rosettes were made with tip #18 as was shell border and stars around the windows. The windows were filled in with tip#12. Vines were tip #3 and flowers were tip #16.
The towers were ice cream cones, 2 standard glued together at bottom with a sugar cone glued to top. They were then iced with tip #21 around top and bottom and tip #16 in middle! Cake was HUGE hit, we went to Gatti's for pizza and mini party....gave out 15+ cards! Yayyyyy!