This carousel cake was inspired by several cakes on this site. I found the swirl lollipop sticks and decided to do a carousel from them.
The bottom is two 12 inch rounds, iced. On top of them is a layer of rice krispie treats pressed into a 12 inch round, hardened and then iced. Then I made a rice krispie treat log and stuck the lollipop sticks around it for stability and put the bottom RKT circle to the RKT tent top.
The top is a rice krispie treats coated in candy and decorated to match the sticks stuck on with candy melts. The animals are candy molds and I wrapped pretzel rods with wax paper and inserted them while they dried so that there was a hollow hole down the middle of the lollipop sticks to insert into.
Then I slid each animal into the cake base/tent top piece. You can’t see all the animals in this photo but there was an elephant, giraffe, tiger, swan, and two unicorns. The little girl was caramel molded then a starburst for her dress and bows. The hair is tootsie rolls which I made into tiny curls and put on her hair to look like my daughter. The flag and HB sign are both candy melts made freehand.
It was A LOT of work but a blast and my friends and her friends loved it. If you want more pictures I would be happy to send them.