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!