Baby Carriage Cake Topper Tutorial

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Today, I'm going to show you how to make a beautiful baby carriage cake topper for your baby shower cakes!


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This is one of those times when the cake topper MAKES the cake! I hope that you love this sweet baby carriage cake as much as I do, and I think that you'll find the steps to be really easy to follow.

I have made a baby carriage cake topper video before, only my other one is a cute, flat cut-out of gum paste.  I love that tutorial also, but this 3-D version will give you a fun & impressive alternative!  It's nice to have choices :0) --

I was really surprised after editing that this video is over 30 minutes.  It really goes by very quickly and so don't let that scare you away.

Part of the length comes from showing the piping technique that I use to decorate my cake.  You'll see that in Part 2 of the video.  See below our video window for materials used and a few notes----I hope that you enjoy it!


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This was an 8" round cake (white almond sour cream with Fluffy vanilla buttercream frosting)

Gum Paste- I used Satin Ice brand. You could also use fondant with a little Tylose kneaded into it.
Round styrofoam circle (Mine was approx 4" across and 2" thick) --Don't feel that you have to use exactly the size that I used. This was my only choice at the craft shop & so I used this size rather than cutting it smaller.
Aluminum wire- I bought mine at our local craft shop (Michael's) it was with the floral wire (Legs of the carriage. I've also used lollipop stick legs if you like that option.)
22 gauge floral wire- This was to help with the canopy of the carriage.
FMM Multi Ribbon Cutter- Optional. I used for cutting my gum paste strips.
Circle Cutter- 4" diameter. Optional--Used to cut the panels of my carriage
PME Brand small blossom plunger cutter-Optional. I used for decorating my carriage
Chocolate/Candy Coating- I used as "glue" to help secure the legs into the carriage. A bit of dampened gum paste or fondant would work just as well.
"Sugar Glue/Tylose Glue"-- My glue of choice in this video. This is just tylose mixed with a little water. Recipe in Recipes section.
Shortening- I always have some on hand when working with gum paste & fondant. I also rubbed it over the styrofoam to help the fondant adhere. Light corn syrup or sugar glue would work also.
Diso Dust- I sprinkled everything with a little disco dust (White Disco Dust)
Americolor Soft Pink- Color of pink accents
Americolor Mint Green - Color of cake frosting
Piping Tips- Wilton 21 or similar open star tip for piping onto the cake. Wilton tip 12 for cutting out round circles for the wheels.
Misc Supplies- Small paint brush, parchment paper, styrofoam block to anchor my topper while it dried, Q-tips, x-acto knife
Viva paper towels (I smoothed the green frosting with these before piping on the white design).


Notes for Baby Carriage Cake Topper:

*I wanted to mention that I have used (compressed) rice cereal treats in place of styrofoam in the past to make this baby carriage.

While it worked just fine, I was nervous the whole time that the 4 holes created by the legs and the 6 holes created by the canopy wires would weaken the carriage and cause it to split.

Some of you may want to experiment with this option too--but just wanted to give you that little warning :0)

Another really cute way to do this with rice cereal treats would be to eliminate the legs and just press on the wheels. This would be similar to our other baby carriage topper video, only in 3-D form! Thanks for watching!


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Part One

Part Two

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  1. I'm so excited to have found this web site, I could spend all day and night viewing your videos they are simply wonderful Thank you.

  2. How did you do the side of the cake, which tip did you use, is this like the spirals? but thei are more like circles.

  3. Hi Carolina Bass--It's a tip 21. Hop over to Part 2 where we discuss-- (skip to around the 4:20 mark) --

    Here's the link~

  4. Hi melissa, can u tell me how u makethe sthin border around the top of carriage...i roll inmy hands butitbis never even anddoes not lookclean.if u couldtellme, i would be grateful. Thanks again melissa

  5. Hi Terri--If you skip ahead to about the 9:15 mark, you can see that green extruder that I used to extrude the strands for the trim around the top. Mine is a Makins Ultimate Clay Extruder which you can find online. If you don't have an extruder or don't want to purchase one, I find that fondant smoother paddles are good for rolling out strands more evenly than if you were to try by hand. Of course, you could also roll out your fondant/gum paste and cut flat ribbons of fondant instead--or you could even pipe a small bead border with crusting buttercream or royal icing as a finishing touch. Hope this helps!

  6. I plan to use your crusting recipe for my cake. The green top of cake is also covered in crusting buttercream, right? Such a beautiful cake wiithout having to use fondant! I plan to make this for saturday. What day would be the earliest i could put final icing and decorate this cake? I have another engagement on saturday and wanted to use my time effectively. Thanks! Melissa, words could never explain how appreciative i am for you and darling BB. You make so many people both will have a suite in heaven!!

  7. Hi Terri, yes, the top of the cake is also covered in crusting buttercream. You could complete you cake on Thursday and it would be fine for serving on Saturday. You could keep it in a cake box in the refrigerator, taking it out of the refrigerator so it will come to room temperature before party time. You could add the topper the day of the event. I say to refrigerate if you are using the all butter buttercream, it you are using the all shortening buttercream it would not need refrigeration.

  8. Hi there just made a baby shower cake today with a baby stroller theme and this tutorial worked great, I would love to show you please tell me how to upload a photo thanks :)

  9. Hi Belinda- I'm so glad! We would love to see it. If you've saved the photo to your computer, you can click "Member Gallery", then "Submit your Own Photo", and you'll see how to check which category it belongs in and then "Choose File" will let you locate the photo wherever you have it saved on your computer.

    If nothing else, you can always e-mail it to for us to see...but in the Member Gallery, others will be able to see too! ;0)

  10. Hi there,
    I'd like to know if the thickness of the
    Aluminium wire used is 2mm. Would
    that be ok? Thanks
    Cant wait to try this out!

  11. Hi Farzeen, the silver aluminum wire we used was 12 gauge. It is floral wire, the brand name on ours is Darice. Another option you could use would be lollipop sticks, it is also a cute look.

    Melissa used 22 gauge wire on the canopy of the carriage.