This little one is ready for adventure! Great for baby boy showers and first birthdays, this Camouflage Baby Carriage Cake is great for little soldiers of all ages. Decorate your carriage cake using camouflage Sugar Sheets for easy and fun decorating that looks professionally done.
Make patterns for cutting buggy sections. Tape parchment paper over back of baby buggy pan. Use fine-tip marker to trace four canopy sections, buggy bottom and rim. Use scissors to cut out six pattern pieces.
Bake and cool baby buggy cake. Cake is one
layer, 2 in. high. Position cake on foil-wrapped
board, cut to fit. Prepare buttercream
icing following recipe directions. Use spatula to ice
Make buggy sections. Use patterns and scissors
to cut out buggy bottom and four canopy sections
from camouflage Sugar Sheets! edible decorating
paper. Cut buggy rim from dark green edible
decorating paper. Use brush and piping gel to attach
to cake top.
Make fondant buggy trims. Tint 3 oz. fondant
black, 1 1/2 oz. gray; reserve 2 oz. white.
For handle, use jewelry fondant and gum paste mold
and black fondant to make a chain link border. Use
piping gel to attach to cake, curving for hand grip.
For axles, use jewelry mold and gray fondant to
make two round gems. Use 9 in. fondant roller with
pink guide rings to roll out remaining gray fondant
_1/16 in. thick. For hubcaps, use third largest (3 1/4 in.)
cutter from 4-pc. circles nesting metal cutter set to
cut two rounds. Use damp brush to attach axles in
center. Use narrow end of tip 2A to cut six holes,
1/4 in. from axle and 1/4 in. apart. Brush back of circle
with piping gel and attach hubcaps to cake.
For tires, use jewelry mold and black fondant to
make three square chain borders. Use piping gel to
attach 1 1/2 borders in each wheel area. Trim to fit.
Make bottom border. Use jewelry mold and white
fondant to make 5 1/2 chain link borders. Brush backs
with piping gel and attach around cake, trimming
Make head. Tint 1 3/4 oz. fondant copper, 1 oz.
moss green/black combination (for green), a 3/8 in.
dia. ball of brown and a 1/4 in. dia. ball of black. Shape
1 1/2 oz. copper into a ball and flatten to a dome shape,
2 1/4 in. dia. Use rounded end of thick modeling stick
from 10-pc. gum paste/fondant tool set to indent
dimples and smile. Use brush and orchid pink Pearl
Dust to highlight cheeks. Use piping gel to attach
all features as follows: For nose, roll a copper ball,
1/4 in. dia. Flatten slightly and attach. For each ear, roll
a copper ball, 3/8 in. dia. Shape into teardrop, flatten
slightly. Use rounded end of thick modeling stick
to cup. Attach to head; brush with water to blend
edges. For eyes, roll brown balls, 1/4 in. dia.; flatten
and attach. For pupils, roll black balls, 1/8 in. dia.;
attach. For eyebrows, roll brown logs, 1/16 in. dia. x
3/8 in. long; attach.
Make hat and pacifier. For green hat, use 9 in.
fondant roller with purple guide rings to roll out
fondant 1/8 in. thick. For top, cut a rectangle, 1 3/4 in.
wide x 1 1/2 in. high. Trim sides so top edge tapers in
1/8 in. on both sides. Use piping gel to attach around
top of head. For hat brim, cut a half oval, 1 in. wide x
5/8 in. long. Use small veining tool from set to indent
lines on hat and brim. Use damp brush to attach
brim. For green pacifier, roll a ball, 1/4 in. dia. and
flatten for base. Roll a ball, 1/8 in dia., for top. Attach.
Position head on cake.