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Homemade Horse Birthday Cake

by Karen B
(Bellflower, MO)


I made this Horse cake for my daughter's 15th birthday. She is crazy about horses. I used a large rectangular cake pan and covered the cake in a layer of light blue butter cream icing, smoothed with a hot decorating knife. I traced the shape of the horse and rider on top of the iced cake with a toothpick. I then filled in the details with a small point tube, a larger point tube and a small star tube. I then used the leftover colors and blended them in a bag to make the two tone shell work on the bottom edge. I used my mom's home-made butter cream icing recipe, which is really rather simple: a package of powdered sugar, about 1 cup of shortening, 1 tsp vanilla and some milk, then blended with an electric mixer, adding milk or powdered sugar until it is the desired consistency. I hardly ever measure. It is important for the star tube that the icing not be too runny, but that it has a good quantity of shortening and powdered sugar to keep the form of the stars and so they don't flatted in the heat. I used paste colors added to the white icing to make the different colors, since I get the best results for consistent color and no bleeding.

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Coolest Horse Birthday Cake 71

by Janet H.
(Sault Ste Marie, Ontario)

Homemade Horse Birthday Cake

Homemade Horse Birthday Cake

My great-granddaughter is taking riding lessons this winter and requested a Horse Birthday Cake for her birthday.

I prepared a large dense cake recipe in two 9x13 pans, one a little thinner than the other. Using ideas from this site, I copied, enlarged and cut the horse head shape out of paper. When the cakes were completely chilled, I transferred and cut the horse head shape out of the thinner cake layer.

Then iced it with chocolate (store bought) frosting. The bottom layer was iced with french vanilla frosting. I carefully lifted the chocolate horse head onto the white layer. I combined some vanilla and chocolate icing and piped on the mane.

Using fruit roll up (cut to size) I did the harness. The eye is a gob of white icing topped with a junior mint. Gummy hearts, filled licorice "flowers" with sugared fruit strips making the leaves and stems, black licorice whip for the reins, and gummy life savers complete the harness. I had picked up gummy teeth at the bulk store as well, but changed my mind about using them in case it made the horse look too goofy lol.

Thanks for all the ideas.

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Coolest Horse Birthday Cake 57

by Dawn B.
(Spartanburg. SC)

Homemade Horse Birthday Cake

Homemade Horse Birthday Cake

I made this Horse birthday cake for a friend's daughter. She loves horses and her mom wanted one for her 6th birthday. I used two 14" pans for the pasture and after crumb coating them, I covered them with "grass" in buttercream.

The horse is made by using the Wilton 3-D duck pan. I cut off the duck tail and built up the horse's muzzle with extra icing. Then I covered the whole thing with a #16 star tip. I used black icing and #21 star tip to pull out and make the tail and mane.

I did the bottom half of the horse and then placed it on the "pasture" where I wanted it, so I could touch the head to help steady it. I then finished decorating the rest of the horse. The "hay bails" are mini cupcakes decorated with a #21 star tip just pulled from bottom to top.

The "fence" is royal icing. My son made a template for me and I just used it over and over on parchment paper until I had enough. After they dried I attached them with icing to the sides.

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ADORABLE!
by: Anonymous

I've never seen such a "cute" 3D horse cake. Your icing looks flawless, and I'm not sure whether I want to eat that horse or pick it up and cuddle it. ; ) Kudos!

Great Way to use the Duck Pan
by: Kippy

I have wanted to do a 3-D horse cake but have never come up with a good way to do it! Thanks for the great idea!!

royal frosting?
by: Kimberly

Your fence looks awesome what is royal frosting and where did you get it? and is it edible after it dries?

awesome
by: jenna bentley

i like horses and i think your cake is adorable.how did you make it pop out in a 3-D version.my friend jessica loves horses and she is only 12 years old she has probaly rode a total of 1,000 horses in her life time.would you put the recipe on the Internet so we the people of the united states can make that beuty of a cake so it will be the center peice of my table throusgh my birthday and my familys.

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