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post #1 of 21
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These are the instructions for how I made my carousel cake:

4 - 8â Rounds (two stacked on top, two on the bottom, covered in chocolate frosting)

The bottom cakes are on a plastic Wilton Cake stand. The middle of the cake has been covered in fondant and then cut out to fit the cylinder in the center. The cylinder is a cardboard wine bottle holder (found at Michaels in their wood crafts section) covered in fondant.

The top cake has been shaved so that it has a little bit of a point to it and coevered in fondant. It is sitting on a cake board. The fondant hanging around the edges is made of upside down heart shapes that were cut out and pasted on with royal icing. They have been decorated with royal icing and gumpaste flowers. I added them while I had the top cake sitting on a small box, not on the actual cylinder itself.

The horses are made out of royal icing using the color flow method. This is like what I did with my butterflies in another one of my pictures. I just do them on wax paper and as long as they are dry they pop off the paper pretty easily. I âgluedâ them to the dowels using more royal icing. The dowels were cut to the same height as the cylinder. This way the top cake has a good support system. Hope that helps everyone!
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post #2 of 21
Thank you SO much. You did a beautiful job on your cake and the directions are a huge help. Thanks!
post #3 of 21
Thanks so much for the carousel cake instructions. It is gorgeous! Did you use the 2 inch deep pans? icon_biggrin.gif
post #4 of 21
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No I think they are more like 1 1/2". It's box cake so it just bakes two standard rounds.
post #5 of 21
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Originally Posted by Sparklekat6

No I think they are more like 1 1/2". It's box cake so it just bakes two standard rounds.



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post #6 of 21
thank you so much for posting this.

a wonderful creation icon_biggrin.gif
post #7 of 21
oh I forgot to ask, what is the name of that color blue. It is so elegant
post #8 of 21
Wow, this is absolutely gorgeousssss!! I totally love it.
You said you did the horses in color flow?? you know the only one time I attempted to work with color flow I spent 2 days on an image and when it dried it broke in a 1000 pieces icon_cry.gif buuuu...don't know what I did wrong but, I've never tried color flow again icon_redface.gif

Thank you again your'a an artist thumbs_up.gif
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post #9 of 21
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I think it is just a green that I didn't tint very thick. I use Wilton food coloring.
post #10 of 21
Beautiful. Did you assemble on site or travel already built?
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post #11 of 21
Very clever construction!
post #12 of 21
That is so cute and clever! Could you post the template for the horses?
post #13 of 21
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Originally Posted by Rosie2

Wow, this is absolutely gorgeousssss!! I totally love it.
You said you did the horses in color flow?? you know the only one time I attempted to work with color flow I spent 2 days on an image and when it dried it broke in a 1000 pieces icon_cry.gif buuuu...don't know what I did wrong but, I've never tried color flow again icon_redface.gif

Thank you again your'a an artist thumbs_up.gif



The same thing happened to me my first time around. Then I tried making my colorflow pieces on plastic wrap. It comes off easier. I also added a lot more marangue powder to the recipe. That really did the trick.

Thanks for sharing the instructions to your beautiful cake. How is the the top cake anchored?
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post #14 of 21
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Originally Posted by malishka

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Originally Posted by Rosie2

Wow, this is absolutely gorgeousssss!! I totally love it.
You said you did the horses in color flow?? you know the only one time I attempted to work with color flow I spent 2 days on an image and when it dried it broke in a 1000 pieces icon_cry.gif buuuu...don't know what I did wrong but, I've never tried color flow again icon_redface.gif

Thank you again your'a an artist thumbs_up.gif



The same thing happened to me my first time around. Then I tried making my colorflow pieces on plastic wrap. It comes off easier. I also added a lot more marangue powder to the recipe. That really did the trick.

Thanks for sharing the instructions to your beautiful cake. How is the the top cake anchored?


Thank you Malishka!!!
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post #15 of 21
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Hey everyone:

So I assembled the cake on site. We were at my grandparents house so I literally packed a suit case full of cake stuff and just made it there so it never had to be carried far. It would be kind of hard to transport the top teir as there is fondant hanging over the side. I imagine if you somehow glued the top to the wine bottle holder and the dowels it might stay steady enough for transportation (personally i die a little everytime I have to transport a cake.)

I modified a picture I found online for the template and then just made copies of it. I don't have it here because I did it on my grandfathers computer. This is the website I pulled the picture off of:

http://www.google.com/imgres?imgurl=http://www.freecoloringsheets.net/samples/Activities/Girl_On_Horse_Carousel.png&imgrefurl=http://www.freecoloringsheets.net/view/Activities/Girl_On_Horse_Carousel/&h=300&w=300&sz=15&tbnid=2iczeIUqe4cW8M:&tbnh=116&tbnw=116&prev=/images%3Fq%3Dcarousel%2Bhorse%2Bcoloring%2Bpage&hl=en&usg=__1bw4Rf1UzEWr5zOhSqYskZchhXw=&ei=bRuxSs_0I4vOsQPYt4XHCw&sa=X&oi=image_result&resnum=6&ct=image
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