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A Very Merry Go Round Cake


Complete your holiday party with A Very Merry-Go-Round. Gingerbread boy cookies border each of the two tiers of this cake. Seasonal treats, such as spice drops and candy canes, complete the decorations.
Makes: 40 Servings
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Step 1

Tint 12 oz. fondant brown and red combination; roll out 1/8 in. thick.

Step 2

Using second smallest cutter from set, cut 14 gingerbread boys; let dry on cookie sheet dusted with cornstarch.

Step 3

Using royal icing, pipe tip 2 dot and string facial features and trim on gingerbread boys.

Step 4

Tint 6 oz. fondant red and reserve 6 oz. white; roll out 1/8 in. thick. Using knife, cut 1/4 in. strips of each color and wrap around top half of hidden pillars, attaching with damp brush; set aside.

Step 5

Prepare 2-layer 6 and 10 in. cakes (3 in. high) for Push-In Pillar Construction.

Step 6

Ice cakes smooth in chocolate buttercream, 1/2 in. thick on sides.

Step 7

Immediately comb sides with Icing Sculptor, using yellow blades with U-shaped edge.

Step 8

Insert hidden pillars into 10 in. cake, so that fondant strips rest just above cake. Position 6 in. cake on separator plate.

Step 9

Pipe tip 1M rosette top and bottom borders. Cover top tier with tip 1M rosettes, adding a second row in center.

Step 10

Position spice drop and sprinkle nonpareils on each rosette.

Step 11

Position gingerbread boys and small candy canes around cakes. Insert large candy canes.

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Red-Red Icing Color

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Brown Icing Color

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Kelly Green Icing Color

Kelly Green Icing Color

Meringue Powder

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spice drops

spice drops

small candy canes

small candy canes

6 in. candy canes

5 6 in. candy canes

cornstarch

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6 x 3 in. Round Pan

6 x 3 in. Round Pan

10 x 3 in. Round Pan

10 x 3 in. Round Pan

Cookie Sheet

Cookie Sheet

Cake Board

Cake Board

Fanci-Foil Wrap

Fanci-Foil Wrap

Sharp Knife

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A Very Merry Go Round Cake is rated 4.8 out of 5 by 8.
Rated 4 out of 5 by from This cake is a lot of bang for your buck! It came together pretty quickly and was a crowd pleaser. I've never had much luck with my icing sculpter, so that part was a little tedious as I created the texture one line at a time. Make sure you use an 8" cake plate for the top tier cake as you need the extra space for the rossets and candy; it's too heavy to just cling to the cake. I tried to make real gingerbread cookies for the boys and found that they were too inconsistent in size and width and were generally too heavy and bulky for the side of the cake...use the fondant cut outs instead, they are adorable, perfect, and easy (make some cookies to serve on the side!) Happy Decorating
Date published: 2010-12-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This cake received rave reviews with my family. I had difficulty wrapping the fondant around the pillars (I used 1/2" Sched 40 PVC [food grade])individually, so this is what I did - I laid my fondant strips down side-by-side, gently attaching them to each other with water dampened fingers. I lightly rolled the fondant to seal the pieces together to create a sheet. I laid my pillar on the sheet and wrapped it. Next, I cut my fondant to size & just slipped off the part that wasn't needed. The pillars looked as if they really were candy canes.
Date published: 2010-12-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I will say this is my favorite cake to make. It was also my husband, my children, my grandchilren and their schoolmates favorite also. It was easy to make , lots of preparation before placing all the goodies on the cake, but it was worth the work. I will make this every year for christmas. It is an ALL age cake to enjoy.
Date published: 2010-12-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I made this cake a few years ago and everyone still talks about it! It was easy to asseble, with the exception of wrapping the pillars. My advice is too plan extra time for that task and take your time. I found that laying the two strips of red and white fondant together than wrapping worked best.
Date published: 2011-05-15
Rated 4 out of 5 by from This cake came together really well. I made it for an office holiday luncheon. I made the gingerbread boys from the recipe provided and they cam out very tasty! The most difficult part of the cake was the "candy cane pillars between the layers.
Date published: 2010-12-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I made this for a xmass party and everyone love it even the kids. the kids had the cookies off of it before we all started to eat it . I warp the pillars with tissue paper and tape them on, I did this when the cake was baking.
Date published: 2011-05-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I made this this past weedend and it turned out adorable! I love this idea and it was very easy to make!
Date published: 2010-12-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from i cant wait to try a cake with christmas candy
Date published: 2010-12-05
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