Carousel Cake
Recipe from Parents

Decorate animal cookies then place them on candy sticks so they can ride the carousel on top of this colorful party cake.


Carousel Cake

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Servings: 12
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Ingredients
    Decorated Animals:
    • 1/2  
      recipe Royal Icing (see recipe below)
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      Black food coloring
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      Blue food coloring
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      Brown food coloring
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      Grey food coloring
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      Orange food coloring
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      Yellow food coloring
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      Animal crackers
    Cake:
    • 1  18 1/4 ounce box 
      cake mix, any flavor
    • 2  12  ounce cans 
      soft whipped white frosting
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      Green food coloring
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      Orange food coloring
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      Yellow food coloring
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      Green jelly beans
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      Orange jelly beans
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      Yellow jelly beans
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      Orange candy sticks
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      Paper canopy (see note, below)
    Royal Icing
    • 1  16  ounce box 
      confectioners sugar
    • 3   tablespoons 
      powdered egg whites or meringue powder
    • 6 - 7   tablespoons 
      water

    Directions
    1.
    Prepare royal icing following directions for thinning to consistency of heavy cream. Divide icing among seven small bowls. Tint one bowl each black, blue, brown, grey, orange, and yellow. Leave one white. Decorate animal crackers. Let dry completely. (This can be done a day ahead.) Store cookies in an airtight container.
    2.
    Prepare cake mix according to package directions for baking two 8-inch round cakes.
    3.
    Divide 1 cup frosting among three bowls. Tint one bowl green, one orange, and one yellow. Place each frosting in a resealable plastic bag, and snip off one corner. Place one cake layer on serving plate; spread with 1/2 cup white frosting; top with remaining cake layer. Frost entire cake with remaining white frosting. Alternating colors, pipe stripes of colored frosting on side of cake. Place jelly beans along bottom of cake. Insert candy sticks on top of cake and attach animal crackers. Top with canopy.
    Royal Icing
    1.
    1. Beat confectioners' sugar, powdered whites and water in large mixing bowl on low speed 2 minutes to combine. Increase to high; beat 4 minutes, until thickened and creamy. Cover icing with plastic wrap, pressing directly on surface to prevent drying out between assembling and decorating steps.

    Note
    • To Make Canopy: Trace around a dinner plate on heavy paper. Cut out circle, then make a cut from the edge to the center of the circle. Overlap edges, securing with glue, to make cone.
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