Pony Ride Cake Zoom

Pony Ride Cake

The more techniques you use, the merrier the results. A plethora of piped patterns (which we show you how to create!) make a Carousel Horse Pan cake memorable.
Makes: Cake serves 12.
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Step 1

With stiffened buttercream, make 40 tip 225 drop flowers with tip 3 dot centers. Ice cookie smooth. Pipe tip 3 dot eyes and cheeks; outline mouth.

Step 2

Ice sides and background areas on cake top smooth. Outline horse with tip 3 strings. Pipe in eye and nostril smooth with cornstarch.

Step 3

Cover horse's face, body, legs and carousel pole with top 16 stars. Pipe tip 16 shell bridle and collar. Cover blanket with tip 46 basketweave. Edge with tip 16 C-motion borders.

Step 4

Pipe in mane, tail and hooves with tip 11 shell-motion (overpipe to add dimension).

Step 5

Position cookie face. Add tip 16 rosette curls and tip 3 dot fingers. Print tip 3 name.

Step 6

Edge base with tip 20 C-motion border. Position flowers and trim with tip 349 leaves.

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Made by adding a simple twist motion, swirl drop flowers have petals with a bit more flair and dimension, leading to open-looking Blossoms.

The Shell is the most popular icing technique of all. It's the basis for many borders, fleurs de lis and more. Lift the tip only slightly when piping to avoid a bumpy look.

Make a simple, versatile leaf to add realistic details to flowers. Leaf tips can also be used to make simple flowers, such as sunflowers.

This technique turns any treat into beautiful baskets. Perfect for Easter, Mother's Day, bridal or any Spring and summertime theme. This technique creates a two-dimensional woven-look design. Use for baskets, fences, or to completely cover the side of a cake.

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.

Characters or designs are often outlined first, then piped in with stars or zigzags. Outlines can also be used for facial features.

Add that special touch to your cake with your special someone´s name.

Learn how to pipe beautiful rosettes, big and small, to add charming floral accents. Rosettes are a great way to create quick decorations. Different tips create different “petal” effects. Rosettes can be used to add a simple floral accent to a dessert or to cover a cake or cupcake.

One of the most popular techniques, stars come in a range of sizes and styles. Experiment with open and closed stars for variation in look. The star technique is timeless and can be used as a classic border or as a stunning fill-in for the top of a dessert.

This is a great technique to use as waves on water or for beach scene cakes! For water, use blue colored icing, or try a two-tone look using blue and white icing in the same bag.

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