All little girls are into Cinderella carriage cake at some point. In this post I show you in detail how I made this super fun, easy and impressive cake effortlessly.
This was my Rhea's birthday cake. She had two request. The first was this Cinderella carriage cake and the second was A Minnie Mouse car cake. She's seven and so everything is about Cinderella or Ariel and Minnie Mousse
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Now this is honestly a super fun cake to make! Super easy and yet super impressive.
Step by step instructions
Bake the cake
- I baked the cake with my kids as this was suppose to be a fun project for them.
- I used One bowl Vanilla Cake Recipe and substituted 3 tbsp of the flour with 3 tbsp of Cocoa powder.
- I put everything in one bowl and all the kids did was STIR!!
- Then I baked in my Ball Pans as stated in the recipe.
- Once baked. Cool them completely.
- I cool them then freeze them so they hold better when I'm working.
- In the pictures below you can see they are almost frozen cause I forgot to take them out.
Sorry not the best picture but you can see I have use my ball cake pans here to make two six inch semi circle cakes.
Making the carriage wheels
- While your cakes are cooling make the wheels with gum paste.
- This is fairly easy. I used my clay ext-ruder to foam some long sausages. If you don't have an ext-ruder just roll with your hands. The four large spirals ones were the wheels.
- Gum Paste will dry in a few hours; while fondant with CMC might take about a day or more in humid places.
- The size of the wheels will depend on the size of the base you made. Explained below.
- If you are not sure of the size of the wheels, draw a ball about 6 inches in diameter on a piece of paper and use that as a guide. Then make your base to match the size you have on made the wheels.
- Let these dry completely before you handle them.
- Always make extra just in case.
Tort, layer and fill each dome
- 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.
- 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.
- Doweling the bottom tier is optional for this small cake if you not going to travel much. Dowels can help support your cake and making transferring easy.
- I use three bubble straws as dowels.
- Then I place a 5.½ inch cake board on it before I place the top dome on.
- Here you can see. I have both spheres all ready stacked.
- 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.
- I used Ganache for the outside. I always use center dowels for most of my cakes - in this case the center dowel helps me hold the ball while I frost.
- Once frosted I can then pick it up and place it on it final cake 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.
The cake structure / base for the ball
- All I used is a small rectangle piece of foam about an inch thick and rectangular piece of foam core cake board about ¼ inch thick.
- The bottom foam base is later covered in black fondant to give the illusion of space below.
- The top is used as a carriage base.
Decorate the cinderella carriage cake
- 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.
here you can see some of the details.
- For these I added CMC to my fondant with yellow food color gel so I can then paint it in gold luster dust.
- 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.
And finally the full cake again.
I hope you find this tutorial useful and super easy. Feel free to ask any questions in the comments below.