How to Make a Carousel Horse Cake Topper Out of a Toy Horse
This carousel horse is another topper I made for my friend Tammy from Sweet Tooth Cravings and More. I have made a carousel topper before for my daughter’s 3rd birthday and I took that idea to make this one.
Here are some other cake toppers I have done.
- DIY Circus Theme Cake Topper
- Glittered Number Cake Topper
- DIY First Birthday Cake Topper
- Turn Facebook Photos into DIY Cake Toppers
- DIY 3D Photo Cupcake Toppers
Watch the Video Tutorial
I found this horse at Michael’s. It was a little heavy, but we made due. I recommended using a plastic horse if possible.
Painting the Horse
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- Toy Horse
- Acrylic Craft Paint
- Various Sized Paint Brushes
- Krylon Clear Glaze
I first painted the entire horse white and allowed the paint to dry. My friend’s client wanted only shades of pinks and gold. You need very little paint for the details. It helped to used small foam tipped brushes since the details on the horse were so small.
On the parts of the horse with layered colors, I started with the lighter colors first and then painted the details with darker colors to make it easy.
Once the horse was dry I sprayed it with Krylon’s clear glaze.
Putting the Carousel Horse Together
- Pearl Bead
- Hot glue and glue gun
- All Purpose Glue
First, I cut the straw into two pieces, making the top shorter than the bottom. Using hot glue, I glued trim and a pearl bead onto the paper straw post. A strong all-purpose adhesive works well for gluing the straws to the horse. Before you put the strong adhesive, close the straw hole with a little bit of hot glue and let it dry and harden, then place the adhesive on top. Lastly, attach it to the horse.
Important: If the toy horse you have is heavy, insert a BBQ skewer inside the bottom of the straw to relieve the weight of the horse before inserting the post into the top of the cake.
That’s it! Easy peasy! Tammy also made these adorable cookies to go with it!
Here are some other fun personalized photo cake toppers I have made in the past.
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