Help On Carousel Cake!!!!!!!!

Decorating By SOULLA13 Updated 1 Feb 2016 , 9:25pm by Oreapink

SOULLA13 Posted 7 Mar 2010 , 7:37am
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hi everyone,

Stupidly i told someone i would bake them a carousel cake without actually knowing how to make one!! so now i am in desperate need of some help. What i want to know is how can i support the top tier without pillars, i have dowels but is this enough to support a top tier the top tier will be on a cake board. the cake underneath will have the dowels sticking in it and holding up top cake-i have lost sleep over this one and im very worried it will be a disaster and help will be much appreciated.

Thanks in advance

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SOULLA13 Posted 7 Mar 2010 , 10:06am
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PLEASE HELP!! icon_smile.gif

noahsmummy Posted 7 Mar 2010 , 11:22am
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honestly i wouldnt have a clue.. but i would suggest having a large support in the middle, maybe a large pillar?? and cover is with pretty gumpaste and such then have outter pillars decorated in a similar fashion. caraosels have these pillars to so just make them part of it.. am i making sense? lol. i wouldnt try with just dowels tho.. maybe do a practise run? hth

noahsmummy Posted 7 Mar 2010 , 11:23am
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oh!! peraps if you do the top styro?? if this is an option it would take a hell of alot of strain off! good luck! post pics. =)

joenshan Posted 7 Mar 2010 , 12:05pm
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I just made a carousel cake for my daughter and it was the enginerring that caused me the most trouble (see my pics). I used Wilton's stacking plates with the pillars on the perimeter. I wanted the cakes the same size so I got 2 of the 12 inch plates. Turns out, they are designed to have the top teir 2" smaller than the base if they are to fit properly. Despite my husbands best attempts to rig, it really didn't work and it stayed steady just long enough to sing Happy Birthday.

If I had to do it again, I would really try to use one center pillar. That's what carousels look like anyway.

Good Luck

audreygb Posted 7 Mar 2010 , 4:10pm
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i have complete instructions for the cake that you want to make. They use a empty kitchen towel roll and eight dowel rods. They balance another cake on a board on these. if you give me your email address I can scan it at work tomorrow and email it to you....and anyone else that wants it!! icon_biggrin.gif

SOULLA13 Posted 7 Mar 2010 , 4:43pm
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thank you all for those suggestions i would love those instructions if you dont mind my email address is [email protected], thank you in advance

mommyle Posted 7 Mar 2010 , 4:45pm
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Oh!!! I would LOVE those instructions! [email protected]

nanatrucker Posted 8 Mar 2010 , 2:05am
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I would also like those instructions Please [email protected]

milkmaid42 Posted 8 Mar 2010 , 5:29am
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If it wouldn't be too much bother, please add me to the list. Thanks! [email protected]

jobueno Posted 8 Mar 2010 , 2:58pm
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If you are going to make a carousel and want it sturdy enough this is what I would recommend, as this is what I did and it turned out great.
Make the center pillar and top of Pastiage.
For the pillar:
Roll a piece of pastiage out to about 1/4" thick and wrap it around a rolling pin. Place your roling pin suspended on both sides by something that will keep it from flattenning your pastiage.

For the top: again roll and cut some more pastiage and use a pot cover to give it shape and allow it to dry. make sure you use plenty of cornstarch on the pot cover so it won't stick.

When both pieces are dry sand lightly and decorate you can glue top and pillar with hot glue gun. Then just insert your pillar into the cake. You can take a look at my pics for the carousel I made. I would do the horses different though.
It's the sturdiest construction ever!!

debster Posted 8 Mar 2010 , 3:28pm
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I would love to have the instructions also PLEASE, I've always wanted to do one but honestly I'm too chicken to try one. Thanks ..................

[email protected]

Lyndseyb52 Posted 8 Mar 2010 , 5:00pm
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I used 2 small styrofoam cake dummies stuck together for the pillar in the middle of my carousel with a dowel right through the middle. I covered it in coloured ribbon and found it really sturdy.

I also agreed to make one before I had a clue how to do it! After the panic settled it wasn't too bad icon_smile.gif

audreygb Posted 8 Mar 2010 , 8:02pm
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ok to all who asked including those that pm'd me i have just emailed the instructions, so please check your junk mail if you have filters on my email address is [email protected] the subject header is merry go round !!! please post your results.

LittleLinda Posted 9 Mar 2010 , 1:22am
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razzmatazz Posted 23 May 2011 , 8:46pm
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Please Please Please can you e-mail me the instructions also for a carousel cake. I rather stupidly agreed to make such a cake and quoted a price without realising the construction and time involved -eeekkk! email address is [email protected] not sure what to make top out of, many many thanx!

audreygb Posted 24 May 2011 , 6:24am
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Ive sent it! so check your junk my email address is [email protected] good luck!

CakeCrystals Posted 24 May 2011 , 12:11pm
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I saw your cake and it is really adorable. What was the top make of? Would you mind sharing your instructions with me as well?


CakeCrystals Posted 24 May 2011 , 12:15pm
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Oops! I forgot to give u my email. It's [email protected]


sweets4you Posted 24 May 2011 , 12:35pm
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I'm sure there are a lot better ways to do this, but what worked for me is using the middle cardboard of the kitchen paper towel roll, cut it down to the height I want, fill it with RKT and then use a dowel in the middle to stick it to the cake (double purpose too as the same dowel was used for added support to the two tiers of cake).

rosa369 Posted 24 May 2011 , 12:52pm
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Why don't you post the instructions so we all can benefit from them rather e-mailing individually? Also the informatin of sweet4you about your cake mold and instructions?

grama_j Posted 24 May 2011 , 7:44pm
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When I made mine for the fair a couple of years ago, I used the fountain set up........ that way I was SURE it would be sturdy enough to hold everything......... I had the horses on a turn table, so I didn't want to take any chances of it coming undone........ that little puppy rotated for TWO DAYS at the fair before it finally gave up ! LOL!

laxgirl715 Posted 9 Aug 2013 , 11:06pm
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ACould you please email the instructions to [email protected] Thank you so much!

shaz05 Posted 3 Oct 2013 , 10:35pm
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AHi there do you think you could scan it to me plse,I am making a carousel cake in the next couple of weeks,my email is [email protected],.much appreciated,and any other tips for a carousel cake.many thanks.

Stephanie3 Posted 4 Oct 2013 , 12:19am
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AI'd love the instructions as well [email protected] thanks :-)!!

offmycake Posted 12 Apr 2014 , 1:27pm
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Hi I know this is probably very cheeky of me but would it be possible to send me your scanned instructions on the carousel cake please to [email protected]   what i was originally going to do was ...bottom cake with 4" circle cut out the middle to put 2 4" round dummies in (decorated with fondant etc of course lol) then add 6 wooden decorated dowels for the horses to go on running through the cake and helping the top tier (the roof) to sit it will be sitting on the middle dummies,and 6 wooden dowels (does this make sense lol)  xx hope it works but hoping your instructions could help me along the way..thank you ..jean xx

cakejourney34 Posted 10 May 2014 , 1:20pm
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AHi everyone, id love to do one for my daughters christening and struggling to find solution how to make the horses poles strong enough to withstand the weight of the horses itself. Please help

sammaryousry Posted 23 May 2014 , 2:27pm
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Original message sent by audreygb

i have complete instructions for the cake that you want to make. They use a empty kitchen towel roll and eight dowel rods. They balance another cake on a board on these. if you give me your email address I can scan it at work tomorrow and email it to you....and anyone else that wants it!! [IMG]/img/vbsmilies/smilies/icon_biggrin.gif[/IMG]

ohhhh really i would love to have such instructions for carousel.. my mail is [email protected]

mattyeatscakes Posted 23 May 2014 , 2:54pm
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Original message sent by audreygb

Ive sent it! so check your junk my email address is [email protected] good luck!

Hi there :) could i also have the instructions for the carousel cake emailed to me at

[email protected]

Thanks so much!!!! :)

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