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Wilton Circus Carousel Cake
Turn a plain round cake into a colorful merry-go-round that's perfect for any birthday boy or girl!
- Time:2 hours
1Project time does not include neither the baking nor the cooling times for the cake.
2In advance, prepare carousel by reserving 24 oz. White fondant. With the remaining fondant, tint: 8 oz. each Dark Orange, Light Orange, Red, Green (combine Leaf Green with Lemon Yellow for Green shown), Dark Blue; 10 oz. Light Blue; 6 oz. Yellow; Roll fondant out 1/8 inch thick as needed; reserve excess fondant.
3From the excess fondant, six triangles (3 Orange, 3 Yellow) to cover canopy top; brush top sections with piping gel and attach, trimming as needed. Cut 4 inch x 36 inch Blue strip to wrap over canopy edge; attach. Roll Red ropes, 1/8 inch diameter; attach over seams using thinned fondant adhesive (White fondant and water).
4For ball border, roll 32 balls, 1/4 inch diameter, in Red, Green, Blue and Orange; attach with fondant adhesive (White fondant and water). For Dark Blue trim, roll 1/8 inch diameter ropes, 5 inch long, and 1/4 inch diameter balls; attach. Roll 1-1/4 inch diameter Red ball; attach inside finial. Cover pillar bases. Decorate horses with fondant, trimming as needed.
5Roll out Yellow fondant. Cut 12 stars using medium cut-out. Brush with piping gel and sprinkle with colored sugar.
6Bake and cool 1-layer 8 inch cake and 1-layer 10 inch cake following recipe instructions . Prepare and cover with White fondant. Prepare for push-in pillar construction, using canopy to mark position for pillars. Cut Orange, Red and Green fondant strips and attach to cake sides using damp brush, using photo as a guide. For ball border, roll 15 balls, 1 in. diameter, in each of 3 colors; attach with Fondant Adhesive. Roll very thin ropes, 2 in. long, and attach for spiral trim. Attach stars from step 5.
7Just before serving the cake, slide on horses, then bases. Insert pillars. Position canopy.