My mom and I made this Carousel Cake for my daughter’s 1st birthday party. The bottom is two 10″ cakes stacked on one another. The top cake is one 8″ cake with a little cupcake sitting on top.

We baked sugar cookies on a baking stick and then decorated them to look like horses. Before using the sticks, I cut them down to the exact size needed to fit in between the cake separators.

Once iced, I slid the sticks in between the two dividers. They stayed up on their own because they were wedged well enough. We assembled the rest of the cake and then decorated until we felt it had enough “flair”.

Everyone was very impressed with the cake and we had so much fun making it together.