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Circus Carousel Cake


Our Carousel Cake Set turns a plain round cake into a colorful merry-go-round perfect for any birthday boy or girl! With fondant, it?s easy to decorate horses and trims in a rainbow of colors.
Makes: Cake serves 28.
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Step 1

In advance: Prepare carousel. Tint fondant: 8 oz. each dark orange, light orange, red, green, dark blue; 10 oz. light blue, 6 oz. yellow; reserve 24 oz. white. Roll out 1/8 in. thick as needed; reserve excess fondant. Cut six triangles (3 orange, 3 yellow) to cover canopy top; brush top sections with Piping Gel and attach, trimming as needed. Cut 4 x 36 in. blue strip to wrap over canopy edge; attach. Roll red ropes, 1/8 in. diameter; attach over seams using Thinned Fondant Adhesive.

Step 2

For ball border, roll 32 balls, 1/4 in. diameter, in each of 4 colors; attach with Fondant Adhesive. For dark blue trim, roll 1/8 in. diameter ropes, 5 in. long, and 1/4 in. diameter balls; attach. Roll 1 1/4 in. diameter red ball; attach inside finial. Cover pillar bases. Decorate horses with fondant, trimming as needed.

Step 3

Also: Make stars. Roll out yellow fondant. Cut 12 stars using medium Cut-Out. Brush with Piping Gel and sprinkle with colored sugar.

Step 4

Bake and cool 1-layer cake. Prepare and cover with white fondant. Prepare for Push-In Pillar Construction, using canopy to mark position for pillars. Cut 1 x 3 in. fondant strips and attach to cake sides using damp brush, alternating colors. For ball border, roll 15 balls, 1 in. diameter, in each of 3 colors; attach with Fondant Adhesive. Roll very thin ropes, 2 in. long, and attach for spiral trim. Attach stars.

Step 5

At party: Slide on horses, then bases. Insert pillars. Position canopy.

*Combine Leaf Green with Lemon Yellow for green shown.

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10 x 3 in. Round Pan

10 x 3 in. Round Pan

12 in. Silver Cake Base

12 in. Silver Cake Base

10 in. Cake Circle

10 in. Cake Circle

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A simple way to add color and visual interest to a cake. Cutouts are fondant shapes that can be made in a variety of sizes and colors.

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Circus Carousel Cake is rated 4.6 out of 5 by 34.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This is one of the very first decorating kits I ever bought, many years ago. I have used it on numerous occasions, for 'kids' of all ages, and it is a well loved favorite. It is very easy to put together, and embellishing it with Wilton precolored fondant makes decorating fun. It is especially favored for a baby's first birthday, using the top layer for photo op of baby.
Date published: 2013-03-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I bought this set to make a carousel cake for a little boy of a friend of mine. I was expecting it to be a lot more difficult to do than it was. With a bit of patience I was able to put together a very cute cake. My friends little boy mentions his pony cake every time I see him. That is so satisfying to me to be able to create that smile! The ponies were all the same because he liked the white and black ponies, but it would be just as easy to do any color combination. I did use the black Wilton fondant to make this easy, but the carousel itself I used bright bold colors. I would recommend this project to anyone to try. Patience is needed, but it is not as difficult as you may think! Loved it!!!!!!
Date published: 2013-03-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I made this for my sister a few years ago for her baby shower and everyone LOVED it. It is a great item.
Date published: 2013-03-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This cake turn out really good and it does not take much hardwork to do. I have to comment that the key to success is to used a harder cakes as the base e.g. mudcake or chocolate devils cake covered with ganarche. The hard base will help to hold the carousel together. I find it hard to work with the canopy as royal icing will drip and sugarpaste will not take it shape. I did a few modification with the canopy decoration. And it still turn out great!
Date published: 2012-07-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Made the cake 1 year ago, it's amazing !
Date published: 2012-06-28
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