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Baby Carriage {Shower} Cake Recipe and Tutorial- Baby Girl

Tutorials | September 15, 2016 | By

 

(4) Baby Carriage Cake Topper

 

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I thoroughly enjoyed making this cake topper ! I wanted to create a unique and cute design that went in match with the cake design. Used the same pink ombre and instead of roses did sugar paste frills around the carriage. 

I used Styrofoam half dome ( think it was 4.5 inches in diameter) as a base and carved out the edges from either sides to give it a boat shape.Applied fondant over it to give it a neat finish and then two semi circles that were 1/4 inch taller than the semi circle of the topper. I used the circle piping tip to create semi circle waves.

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Allowed these two semi circles to dry, dusted with gold pearl dust for a light shimmer effect and stuck them on either side of the carriage. I painted the grooves with gold edible paint and dusted again with gold luster dust. 

For the carriage cover I used wires of 4 different lengths, with width size same as that of the width of the carriage (used a ruler to measure). I used a wide ruler as guide for bending the wires. Dipped the edge of the wires in edible glue and inserted them into the carriage bed. Covered these wires with a thin sheet of pink sugar paste and tucked the ends inwards. 

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For the bedding I rolled out 1/2 inch thick fondant and used the ruler (for guide) and wheel embosser to give the quilted look . I dusted the grooves with pink pearl dust. In the side grooves I stuck edible gold pearls … this was a very tricky task as the pearls kept slipping off. I had to hold each pearl for a good 2-3 minutes until the glue underneath dried allowing it to adhere. 

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For the wheels i used circle cutters of three different sizes. Two different shades of pink fondant and white fondant in between. I used the blossom plunge cutter for the center flower with edible pearls. Loved how cute it turned out to be!!!

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Lastly after assembling the carriage onto the cake I added a few sugar paste Daisies for that finishing touch šŸ™‚ 

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  1. Ramya
    September 17, 2016

    The BEST baby shower cake ever! What a talent, patience and presentation both in cake making and writing! Adding your friend’s feedback gave the post a special touch šŸ™‚

    • Thulashitha RD
      September 18, 2016

      Thank you Ramya! This cake surely was close to my heart… It bring so much happiness to be part of someone’s special day!

  2. Indika
    September 17, 2016

    What an elegant design…nothing it too overboard. And of course, very skillfully put together.

    • Thulashitha RD
      September 18, 2016

      thank you Indika ! šŸ™‚

  3. Esther Kiruba
    September 20, 2016

    Wow! Love the Cake! Looks AMAZING acca!

    • Thulashitha RD
      September 20, 2016

      Thank you Esther ! šŸ™‚

  4. Arthi K
    September 22, 2016

    Love this cake!! So much talent, skill and dedication.. and your personal touch in all your cakes is what makes them so special! wish you were here in the UK! so lovely to read your friend’s feedback too šŸ™‚ keep up the great work Thula!

    • Thulashitha RD
      September 22, 2016

      thanks so much Arthi !! šŸ™‚

  5. Baby shower game
    September 29, 2016

    Ah, I love it all. And the cake might be my favorite part. My wedding colors (10 years ago) were black, white and green so Iā€™m partial to this classic theme!!

  6. Cait Weingartner
    November 3, 2016

    This is an adorable cake! I love the idea and with your step-by-step instructions and photos, I think even I could manage to pull it off. Thank you for sharing.

    • Thulashitha RD
      November 7, 2016

      Thank you Cait !