Back in January, I had so much fun making my very first Carousel Cake. And it was everything I’d want a carousel cake to be… buttercream, with pastel pink and gold and ribbons and horses, of course. Keep reading for all the details!
This carousel cake was just a dream for me. With a little touch of nightmare… as most amazing cakes are. Let me tell you about it.
The Carousel Cake
Overall it wasn’t so bad. Except the horses, of course. Because I love self-inflicted torture (NOT!), I ordered the most intricately detailed horse mold I could find. Because why not, right?
Even when the carousel mold arrived, I didn’t think it’d be that bad. But boy was I wrong.
I started by trying to fill the mold with melted candy melts. Well that was a complete and utter disaster. The legs and tail broke off over and over again. I’d pour in the melted candy, pop it in the freezer, wait 3 minutes, 5 minutes, 10 minutes… no amount of time was just right.
The legs and tail broke every.single.time. #fail
Next I tried modeling chocolate. The results were a little better, but when I’d pull the horse out, the chocolate was still a little flexible and it would stretch and some of the details would be lost. I really wanted to keep all the details, so … Continue Reading ▶