1-2 days in advance, roll out dough and cut 2 horses and 1 brace (a rectangle dough piece, 2 in. x 1 1/2 in), 2 large wheels using Comfort Grip Round Cutter and 2 small wheels using circle metal cutter. Make extras to allow for breakage. Bake and cool.
Thin royal icing, place cookies face down on a cooling rack over a pan, then pour on icing. Cover the backs of the cookies first, let dry completely (several hours), then turn cookies over and cover the fronts. Let dry completely.
Using full-strength royal icing and flower nail, make six tip 102 roses with tip 7 bases. Make approximately thirty-five tip 225 drop flowers with tip 2 dot centers. Make extras to allow for breakage and let dry.
Use royal icing to decorate the cookies. Horses: Using tip 2, outline back legs and tail, pipe string tail, add pull-out string mane and zigzag girth. Using tip 3, add dot and string bridle, dot eyes, outline ears and zigzag hooves. Pipe tip 2 zigzag strap the length of the horses body and attach 4mm beading. Cut a 10 in. length of pearl beading and attach one end to the bridle. Set aside and let dry completely. Once both the horses are completely dry, attach the short end of the brace to the back of one horse. Let dry. Position the second horse forward and attach other end of brace to it. Let dry. Wheels: Decorate both sides, beginning with the back first. Let dry completely between sides. Following the wheel spokes patterns, use tip 3 to outline edge of wheel and pipe design. Attach 6mm beading. Attach drop flowers and pipe tip 349 leaves.
Decorate the carriage cake with buttercream icing: Assemble ball cake; using an angled spatula, ice smooth in sections from top to bottom. Using patterns, dot mark door and windows. Fill in windows using tip 3, smooth with finger dipped in cornstarch. Outline door and windows using tip 55, add dot doorknob. Attach 4mm beading around door and windows.
Using tip 3, outline divisions on carriage and attach 6mm beading.
Attach drop flowers above the windows and door and add tip 349 leaves. Position roses on top and add tip 352 leaves. Attach wheels to sides of cake with dots of icing. Position horses and attach loose ends of beading to front of carriage.**
Perfect for classic borders or cloudlike decorations, dots are a versatile technique that can be piped in a range of sizes. The dot technique can be used as a simple border for cakes and cookies, as well as for icing cupcakes or piping meringues.
The Princess Travels In Style Cake is rated
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Rated 5 out of
Chef Givens from
I made this into a tier cake by placing this on top of another cake for my cousins baby shower..... The over all turnout was amazing..... My advice is to anyone trying this for the first time would be to take your time..... Instead of trying to use buttercream to ice the ball..... I would assemble the ball with the buttercream and to just put enough icing on the outside for fondant to stick and role out the fondant big enough to cover the ball and smooth it lightly .Also if you want you can use gum paste for the doors and windows... and make a little set of steps out of the gum paste .
Date published: 2015-10-15
Rated 4 out of
Love Crafting from
I enjoyed making this cake. It took a lot of time & patience. I did buy the cookie dough to make the wheels. I did not make the horses since it was part of a princess theme we created. I will be making cake again soon & plan to make the horses.
Date published: 2012-10-12
Rated 5 out of
The piece was pretty simple in technique to do. The part that was the hardest was the time it took. If you really spread everything out over a few days then it's really easy. It just takes time and patience.
The problems I ran into was the cookie recipe was wrong. That is way too much dough and the recipe was completely off on flour amounts. I only used the recipe for the horses in the end because the cookies were just too heavy to try to stick on the cake. I used fondant like another person suggested, and it was so much easier to work with and put on the cake. I also mixed up colors and put different flowers on there. I used 4 horses instead of 2 to make it more grand. It was really beautiful. The horses kept breaking so use a different cookie recipe and have extra royal icing on hand to fix it. I also used dowels through the horses to brace them since there isn't a brace actually in here. Overall, it was beautiful and amazing. Everyone was amazed and loved it.
Date published: 2012-07-05
Rated 5 out of
Sam's Momo from
The carriage comes out better if you use white fondant and then decorate. To make the base of the cake you can use the round cookie. To make the brace for the horses, I used a short white dowel - used royal icing to help stabilize the horses on the cake board. Also right after baking the carriage windows and door cookies it is helpful to put the warm cookies inside the cake pan so they will have a slight curve to them. I also make the cookies a little thicker than the recipe calls for. Beautiful cake!
Date published: 2012-01-10
Rated 4 out of
Judy O from
I used this concept, just toned it down a little. I used it as part of a huge Princess scene for my granddaughters birthday! I used a mini dome cake and pick to make Cinderella.