This carousel cake is one of my very favorite. It was for my god-daughter’s 2nd birthday. The idea came from a cake that I saw in a Wilton book from years ago.
The cake sizes are: 14″ single layer round, 10″ double layer round, 6″ single layer round, and a mini doll skirt on top. My single layer cakes are 3″ cakes.
The horses are sugar cookies that were iced with royal icing. I used Popsicle sticks for the posts on the horses and balloons for the balls on top. I have also used round bubble gum or fondant balls in the past if I didn’t have the plastic balloons.
The columns are wrapped with curl ribbon and curl ribbon is also used between the columns. Pink foil paper was used to cover the boards. I like to use floral paper to cover my boards and can usually be found at floral supply stores in many different colors.
I have made this cake in pastel colors for girls and primary colors for boys.
I have found that if I use a number 5 or 6 for the string-work on the second tier, the strings are less likely to break. I also decorate my cakes and let them sit overnight before they are delivered.