Need Suggestions...please!

Decorating By SHogg Updated 18 Sep 2009 , 12:39am by G_Cakes

SHogg Posted 25 Mar 2009 , 5:58pm
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I made a baby carriage for the top of a shower cake. It's large and the problem I have is that the carriage and hood part are heavy. The wheels will not support the weight. I need to put something under the carriage, between the wheels to support the weight of it, but I don't want it to look bad. Any suggestions what I could use that wouldn't look too terrible?
Here are pictures of what they look like so far.
Thanks for the help!
LL
LL

18 replies
Ballymena Posted 25 Mar 2009 , 6:47pm
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I have used a small piece of styrofoam covered thinly with fondant under the carriage and small enough so it doesn't come to the inner edge of the wheels. If your carriage is quite heavy I suggest you put a dowel in the cake under the chunk of styro. You don't want it to sink down into your cake.

Liza_Lee Posted 25 Mar 2009 , 6:57pm
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Those are gorgeous!

I think if I were making that carriage, I would put something behind the wheels that was the same color as the cake to hide the fact that there is a support system behind.

You know, if the cake is pink, then a thin layer of pink gumpaste the same size as the wheel to prevent the peek-a-boos. Then, I'd put the main part of the carriage on a cake board cut down to the right size and support it with whatever you usually use for supports in a tiered cake. I'd probably also cover the supporting dowels with the same colored gumpaste so anything you would see through from the other side would match, too.

But, I've never done anything like that, so consider my advice worth what you're paying for it!

tonedna Posted 25 Mar 2009 , 7:15pm
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You can put dowels painted in white on every wheel so they hold the carriage and if you still need support you can do a bigger one in the center..

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cylstrial Posted 25 Mar 2009 , 9:36pm
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Your carriage is beautiful!! What's it made out of??

mrsbriggs06 Posted 25 Mar 2009 , 11:43pm
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if it's for a girl, maybe you could make a fondant or paste ruffle to hide whatever supports you chose to use?

SHogg Posted 26 Mar 2009 , 12:41am
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Thank you everyone for your ideas! It's made of fondant with tylose powder added to it. I'll be sure to post the final picture.

SHogg Posted 4 Apr 2009 , 12:39pm
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Here it is! I used the 6" hidden pillar from Wilton and covered it with same color fondant as the cake. Worked like a charm!
LL

Tee-Y Posted 4 Apr 2009 , 1:08pm
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B-E-A-U-T-I-F-U-L!!!!!!! thumbs_up.gif. SHogg what a lovely buggy. Welldone! Post us your templates so we can have a go at it too icon_lol.gif .

tonedna Posted 4 Apr 2009 , 2:40pm
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great!
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MomUv5 Posted 4 Apr 2009 , 7:23pm
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It looks GREAT! Good job!

Caths_Cakes Posted 4 Apr 2009 , 7:33pm
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Wow i love it! great cover up too!! you can hardleys see the post!

Creative_chika Posted 5 Apr 2009 , 4:48am
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It looks great!!!! gREAT GREAT GREAT!

SHogg Posted 5 Apr 2009 , 12:27pm
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Thank you everyone for your nice compliments! I will try and post a template, but I have to say it was really, really difficult to make that carriage and I kinda made it up as I went a long. We leave for FL in 3 days and then when I return we have my daughter's holy communion (which I will be making a cake for) so if I post any instructions it probably won't be till May. Thanks again everyone! icon_smile.gif

cylstrial Posted 6 Apr 2009 , 7:16pm
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Your cake is amazing!!

Pepwei Posted 17 Sep 2009 , 11:39pm
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Hi SHogg!

This carriage is really nice. I have a baby shower cake due in two weeks and would love to know how you made this carriage...especially the wheels and the top part. I don't know if you already made a template or instructions. If you have, please send me an email @ [email protected] .

Thanks!

chasebrad Posted 18 Sep 2009 , 12:11am
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Absolutely the BEST baby shower cake! I love the carriage and the board cover and really just the beautiful simplicity of it all....GREAT work! Thanks for sharing!

sadsmile Posted 18 Sep 2009 , 12:24am
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That is such a cute and original carriage! I was going to suggest to put tiny baby toys down there like a teddy and some blocks- but then I saw it was long ago and that cake was made and it was SUPER!

G_Cakes Posted 18 Sep 2009 , 12:39am
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I to would also love to have the tutorial for this carriage ...could you pm me with it or email it to me at [email protected]

Thank you so much icon_smile.gif

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