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post #1 of 27
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hi everyone,

Stupidly i told someone i would bake them a carousel cake without actually knowing how to make one!! so now i am in desperate need of some help. What i want to know is how can i support the top tier without pillars, i have dowels but is this enough to support a top tier the top tier will be on a cake board. the cake underneath will have the dowels sticking in it and holding up top cake-i have lost sleep over this one and im very worried it will be a disaster and help will be much appreciated.

Thanks in advance
post #2 of 27
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post #3 of 27
honestly i wouldnt have a clue.. but i would suggest having a large support in the middle, maybe a large pillar?? and cover is with pretty gumpaste and such then have outter pillars decorated in a similar fashion. caraosels have these pillars to so just make them part of it.. am i making sense? lol. i wouldnt try with just dowels tho.. maybe do a practise run? hth
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post #4 of 27
oh!! peraps if you do the top styro?? if this is an option it would take a hell of alot of strain off! good luck! post pics. =)
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post #5 of 27
I just made a carousel cake for my daughter and it was the enginerring that caused me the most trouble (see my pics). I used Wilton's stacking plates with the pillars on the perimeter. I wanted the cakes the same size so I got 2 of the 12 inch plates. Turns out, they are designed to have the top teir 2" smaller than the base if they are to fit properly. Despite my husbands best attempts to rig, it really didn't work and it stayed steady just long enough to sing Happy Birthday.

If I had to do it again, I would really try to use one center pillar. That's what carousels look like anyway.

Good Luck
post #6 of 27
i have complete instructions for the cake that you want to make. They use a empty kitchen towel roll and eight dowel rods. They balance another cake on a board on these. if you give me your email address I can scan it at work tomorrow and email it to you....and anyone else that wants it!! icon_biggrin.gif
post #7 of 27
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thank you all for those suggestions i would love those instructions if you dont mind my email address is soulla13@hotmail.com, thank you in advance
post #8 of 27
Oh!!! I would LOVE those instructions! lejamieson@shaw.ca
TIA!!!
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post #9 of 27
I would also like those instructions Please nanatrucker48@yahoo.com
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post #10 of 27
If it wouldn't be too much bother, please add me to the list. Thanks! milkmaid42@gmail.com
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post #11 of 27
If you are going to make a carousel and want it sturdy enough this is what I would recommend, as this is what I did and it turned out great.
Make the center pillar and top of Pastiage.
For the pillar:
Roll a piece of pastiage out to about 1/4" thick and wrap it around a rolling pin. Place your roling pin suspended on both sides by something that will keep it from flattenning your pastiage.

For the top: again roll and cut some more pastiage and use a pot cover to give it shape and allow it to dry. make sure you use plenty of cornstarch on the pot cover so it won't stick.

When both pieces are dry sand lightly and decorate you can glue top and pillar with hot glue gun. Then just insert your pillar into the cake. You can take a look at my pics for the carousel I made. I would do the horses different though.
It's the sturdiest construction ever!!
HTH
post #12 of 27
I would love to have the instructions also PLEASE, I've always wanted to do one but honestly I'm too chicken to try one. Thanks ..................

dkj54@centurytel.net
post #13 of 27
I used 2 small styrofoam cake dummies stuck together for the pillar in the middle of my carousel with a dowel right through the middle. I covered it in coloured ribbon and found it really sturdy.

I also agreed to make one before I had a clue how to do it! After the panic settled it wasn't too bad icon_smile.gif
LL

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post #14 of 27
ok to all who asked including those that pm'd me i have just emailed the instructions, so please check your junk mail if you have filters on my email address is macaroni4@hotmail.com the subject header is merry go round !!! please post your results.
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LINDA
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