This was my Carriage Cake – Cinderella’s Carriage Cake I made for my Rhea’s recent birthday. She loves everything Princess as all little girls.
So this time she had two request. The first was this Carriage Cake and the second was A Minnie Mouse Car Cake. I will share that with you later too.
The cake was all ready when my Aadi insisted we have a Princess sitting by the carriage window. So that was done at the wee hours too!
Well, I thought I’d share a few progress pictures with you just in case you wanna make this for your little princess.
How to make a Carriage Cake
Bake the cake
I baked the cake with my kids so had to use a one bowl recipe. Works perfect with them. I put everything in one bowl and all they have to do is stir!! Then I baked in my Ball Pans. You can find the recipe here on my blog as well.
Once they baked. Cool them completely. I cool them then freeze them so they hold better when I’m working. Here you can see they are really really cold.
Making the Carriage Wheels
While your cakes are cooling let’s get the wheels done with gum paste. This is fairly easy. I used my clay ext-ruder for some long sausages. If you don’t have an ext-ruder just roll with your hands. The four large spirals ones were the wheels and the small S were extra just in case.
Gum Paste will dry in a few hours.
Fondant with CMC might take about a day or more in humid places.
If you are not sure of the size of the wheels, draw a ball about 6 inches in diameter and use that as a guide. Let these dry completely before you handle them. Make extra just in case.
Now time to tort, layer and fill each dome for the Cinderella Carriage Cake.
I used Buttercream to fill my layers and then Chocolate Ganache to frost the outside. I used a small piece of cake board (foam core) shaped like the bottom on my ball.
I placed it on the bottom and then layered my cake layers with buttercream in the ball pan.
Notice I have used Cling wrap to line my pan for easy removal later.
Do this with both halves of the ball pan. Chill them completely.
Now time to dowel the bottom tier.
Can you see those straws? Those are my bubble straws as dowels. I used three.
Then I place a 5.1/2 inch cake board on it before I place the top dome on.
Here you can see. I have both spheres all ready to be stacked.
Place the top half on the bottom.
I do this with the pans still in tack. And I chill them again so the buttercream will hold the two together and not move when I’m frosting.
Now it’s time to frost the outside. I used Ganache. I always use center dowels for most of my cakes – in this case the center dowel helps me hold the ball and frost. Once frosted I can then pick it up and place it on it final cake board.
Now for the base all I used is a small rectangle piece of foam I got at a local craft store and a rectangular piece of foam core cake board. The bottom foam is covered in black fondant to give the illusion of space below.
Looks like the second picture blow when done.
But of course I dowel the cake and use it to help me pick the ball from that board to this board.
Smooth the ball as best you can then drape it with fondant.
I liked the pink at first but then brushed it with some Blush Pink luster dust and Vodka mix.
You don’t have to do this.
Still very wet here in this picture. You have to wait for this to dry before you can continue.
So, this is the basic of your Carriage.
From here on – it’s all up to you on how you want to decorate it. I had fun so forgo to take pictures for you, but you can see that it’s all a bit of mold searching on what looks nice and how you would like it to be.
I used my very favorite Marvelous Molds and some others that I buy on Amazon (impulse shopping) Below I have listed some of the molds I used. But you don’t have to stick to molds or use what I have used, just be creative and use what you already have.
Next I covered the carriage base and the board then added the wheels.
I made the wheels in Pink but then figured I’d rather have them gold. So I painted them with gold luster dust.
These were accommodated with some pink cupcakes made with my Three in one Cupcake Recipe