Baby is arriving in style judging by the candy pop carriage that tops this cake! Use Candy Melts candy and the nesting circles cutter set to mold this sweet ride, then add colorful candy sticks on the side. Works just as well with blue or yellow candy!
Make carriage topper 2 days in advance. Position second largest (4 1/4 in. circle cutter on cookie sheet. Melt pink Candy Melts candy according to package directions. Use melted pink candy in cut decorating bag to fill cutter 1/4
in. deep. Tap to smooth and remove air bubbles. Chill until firm, about 10 to 15 minutes. Use hot knife to cut 1/4 section from circle.
Use melted pink candy in cut decorating bag to pipe scroll on carriage and swirl on flat side of two white Candy Melts candy wafers for wheels. Chill until firm, about 3 to 5 minutes.
Make carriage lace trim 1 day in advance. Tape pattern to cake board; cover with parchment. Melt white Candy Melts candy according to package directions. Use white melted candy in cut decorating bag to outline lace trim pieces. Use white melted candy in cut decorating bag to fill in lace trim pieces. Chill until firm, about 3 to 5 minutes. Use melted white candy in cut decorating bag to attach lace trim pieces to chilled carriage rim at an angle. Hold until set, about 1 minute. Chill until firm, about 3 to 5 minutes.
Use melted pink candy in cut parchment bag to attach lollipop stick to back of carriage, positioning end at cut corner, leaving 4 in. extending below carriage. Use melted pink candy in cut decorating bag to attach candy wheels. Chill to set, 3 to 5 minutes.
Make cake. Prepare batter following recipe directions. Bake and cool cake.
Prepare buttercream icing following recipe directions. Stack and fill for a 2-layer cake, 4 in. high. Use spatula and icing to ice cake smooth.
Decorate cake. Use toothpick and cake dividing chart to divide cake into 10ths. Use toothpick to mark sections in half, creating 20 divisions. Use knife to trim pink candy sticks to 4 in. Position candy sticks at division marks. Insert carriage topper into cake.
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