Coolest Carousel Cake

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.

5 thoughts on “Coolest Carousel Cake”

  1. Thank you so much for taking the time to post your picture and notes! I relied on your posting when designing my cake – yours is one of my favorites (mine is #24). I even make the little animal cookies for my daughter’s individual cake – what a great idea! Thank you for sharing your creativity!!!

  2. WOW! what a great cake! you have inspired me to give it a try. I have a question about a the top cake. Did you use ruffled pie pan or a the type of pan where can lift out the bottom then remove the outside pan? I use that type for a pretty quiche, but I don’t know what it is called. Either way, you did a fabulous job!!!

  3. Thank you for posting your cake, i pinched a few ideas for this and another coolest carousel cake and was very happy with the way it turned out. It would never of been as good as it was with out pinching some of your idea’s

  4. I will be using ideas from this cake that you made for one in mid-August for a friend. I hope mine comes out as good as yours. You did a great job!!!!


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