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Monday, 28 April 2008

Pink Carrousel Cake


On Saturday I spotted a lovely little carrousel cake in a Bakers shop window, which took my eye immediately. Two tone pink with cute little ribbons streaming from the canopy and cute pink little animals. I would have loved one like this for my birthday as a little girl with all fairy tale wonders. I wondered if I could manage to recreate something on these lines myself at home? How would I go about making a canopy then thoughts and ideas went flooding through my mind!





Sunday I put my idea for the canopy into a working project and made little pink elephants from sugarpaste, so they would all be dried out for using today. The canopy is made from two different pink card colours and little sugarpaste teddies and butterflies stuck on in the sections. The ribbons I ‘glued’ on too. For the central pole I used a wooden stick and covered it over with a drinking straw and glued in place through the centre top. A little circular card was formed for the finishing touches and glued into place on top.


I thought a classic Victoria sponge for the sponge cake would be good, which I filled with seedless raspberry jam and fluffy light pink buttercream keeping in with the theme of the whole cake.
The whole of the cake I covered in a light pink fondant icing. In the middle of the cake I used a darker pink and light pink fondant icing for the base of the carrousel to stand the pink elephants on. A little pink royal icing was piped around the base of the cake and also on the edges of the base of the carrousel in the middle of the cake, finished by adding little dots of darker pink to the centre of the piping work.


This is how my cake turned out just from one little peek in a Bakers shop window. The animals I even thought could have been brought in biscuit form like the Cadbury’s chocolate animals in packs in the supermarket.

54 comments:

maybelles mom said...

cute--I love the elephants.

Rosie said...

Hi Maybelles mom, I had lots of fun creating this cake. They say elephants don't fly ;)

Best wishes Rosie x

Maria said...

OMIGOSH..Rosie this is absolutely divine and soooooo cute. I wish I had your talent ;o)

Maria
x

Rosie said...

Hi Maria, many thanks sweetie and yes you do have my talent :)

Hugs Rosie x

nicisme said...

That is one seriously cute cake - I'd never want to cut into it!

Donna said...

How on Earth do you Do these beautiful things..LOL...hughugs

Rosie said...

Awe thanks Nic your such a sweetie as aleays :)

Best wishes Rosie x

Kristen said...

What a cute cake! I know my girls would love this cake. It is so amazing that you were able recreate the cake from just one look in a window!

Pixie said...

Rosie, your talent shines through with each bake you present to us. Lovely work.

Bellini Valli said...

My daughter would have loved this cake when she was a little girl. We could even have had a themed party with me taking the girls to the fall fair which is right around her birthday:D Excellent job Rosie:D

Rosie said...

Hi Donna, awe thanks sweetie!! Believe me I can’t draw not artistic enough but manage bake my cakes and try to create things I have in my mind’s eye :)

Hi Kirsten , I think I just love playing around in the kitchen and hopefully it turns out aok :)

Hi Pix, awe thanks sweetie SO kind of you :)

Hi Val, strange you should say about the fair, it is always here on my birthday. As a child my dad would take me for a birthday treat to the fair finishing off having a fish & chip supper in a local little cafe.

Many thanks ladies for all your kind words

Best wishes Rosie x

Swati: Sugarcraft India said...

Oh Rosie, its such a beautiful creation.. Love the elephants and the whole concept.. You are too good!!

Uma said...

wow, kudos to the great talented baker. lovely carrousel, Rosie! Can I ride on it? Just kidding.

claire said...

Rosie, that cake is FAB! Well Done you... am very impressed :D

Rosie said...

Hi Ladies, many thanks for your lovely comments, you really are so kind!

Best wishes Rosie x

Ivy said...

Wow, what a lovely cake. I am sure all girls would love to have a birthday cake like this one.

Kelly-Jane said...

My daughter would love this right now! I do too :) Beautiful!

Anna said...

Rosie, that really is an amazing cake, so pretty and girly, love it!

My Sweet & Saucy said...

What an adorable cake! I love how it turned out!

Gloria said...

Really,really nice, Love it Rosie!!! xx Gloria

Grace said...

very nice, rosie! i'll bet your version is even better-looking and tastier than the one you saw in the window. you have a real talent! :)

Sophie said...

that's really sweet. the tiny pink elephants are adorable :).

Chiffy said...

That is simply adorable. Thanks for sharing.

Tarah said...

Ahaha, thats so adorable!

Linda F said...

Wow Rosie that really is a thing of beauty!!!! Amazing!

glamah16 said...

That's really something. You can give the shop a run for their money.

Magnolia Wedding Planner said...

Hi! I left a comment yestarday but I guess something got wrong! So..this cake is stunning and you are really talented! I asked you for an opinion last post but i don't know if you didn't accept the post for that reason so...I'm just here to say ..:-) really good job!
Silvia

Emiline said...

Ohhh, it's so pretty! And pink!
I can't believe you made this. It looks really professional. It sounds tasty, with the buttercream and raspberry.

Pearlsofeast said...

Oh Rosie , it is a such cute cake!!!!!!!!. I love the color and the lovely canopy.
wonderful idea.

Vicky (victoria sponge) said...

Such a beautiful cake. Such a clever girl. I'd be so proud if I'd made a cake that looked half as good.
Vicky xxx

The Caked Crusader said...

Wow - what a cake!
Beautiful idea and perfectly executed - well done!

Maria said...

Rosie sweetie, I have an award for you on my blog ;o)

Maria
x

Nilmandra said...

That's absolutely beautiful! Great job! My 7-year-old niece would just love this cake.

Namratha said...

Ah, absolutely gorgeous Rosie, love the details and the colour, every little girl's dream indeed! :)Very well done!!

Brilynn said...

What a beautiful cake, any little girl, (or big girl!) would love it!

Priscilla said...

Wow Rosie! This cake looks great...that is pretty neat that you designed this from only looking at a cake in a shop's window!

MrsB said...

Rosie, your cake is amazing! It looks divine hun x

Margaret said...

Well done Rosie. It is a fabulous cake! Mx

~Madeline~ said...

WOW! What I wouldn't have done to have had a cake as beautiful as this. It's so pretty, you did an amazing job!

Julia said...

Oh Rosie, this is so beautiful. You're so talented.

Ruth Elkin said...

Oh how pretty!!!!! Well worth all the work!

mamaseah said...

this is just so beautiful and so sweet! i love the colour! great job!

jj said...

Is this cake ever adorable! bet that was fun to put together and you did an amazing job.

Rosie said...

Thank you all SO very much you really are so very kind :)

I am having problems at the moment with an ongoing back problem so I will be around to view your creations very soon on your blogs!

Many thanks & best wishes Rosie xoxox

Cakelaw said...

This is just gorgeous Rosie!

aforkfulofspaghetti said...

What a triumph - any little girl would, I'm sure, be tickled pink to have a cake like that!

Antonia said...

Oh how really pretty! What a perfect cake for a little girl's birthday. It is absolutely sweet.
Sorry to hear that you are suffering with your back - hope you are better soon!

Mansi Desai said...

Man, how do you create such marvellous cakes Rosie??!! it looks beautiful:)

Jerri said...

How lovely and creative! This cake would be perfect for a baby shower or girl's birthday.

Indigo said...

Oh wow, Rosie! This is incredible!

...I know what I'd like as a birthday cake now!

Coffee & Vanilla said...

What a beautiful cake Rosie... it is amazing how you decorated it!!

Margot

White On Rice Couple said...

OMG Rosie!! This is just amazing!!! You never fail to impress me with your talents!!

Sagari said...

cake looks beautiful rosie

Rosie said...

Thank you all SO very much :) I am back again in my little kitchen from my awful bake troubles last week, I will be visiting you all very shortly watch out for me :)

Best wishes Rosie x