I took all my inspiration for this Horse Birthday Cake from the cakes on this website! My daughter was turning 8 and had asked for a horse cake for her birthday party.
I started with a 9x13 sheet cake that had been put in the freezer for a couple of hours, and cut a triangle out to form the jaw and bottom part of the neck of the horse. The triangle became the horse's ear. I shaped the rest of the cake to make the head and top of the neck.
I frosted the cake with chocolate buttercream icing. Then I used black licorice and gummy life-savers for the bridle and reins, and a jelly belly for the nose. The eye is white icing for the base and a junior mint on top. I piped a small amount of icing onto the junior mint for the eye detail. I used white icing for the mane and forelock.
To give the horse a bit of personality, I drew on a smile with black icing. This turned out so much better than I imagined, and my daughter absolutely loved it!
My daughter wanted a Horse party for her 7th birthday. After searching for weeks for ideas or decor and coming up empty handed I decided that I would have to be creative and make my own Horse Birthday Cake.
I made a regular cake and wanted to turn it into a field. Everything but the horse is edible. I made a the hay bales out of rice crispy treats. the grass is green frosting applied using a star tip. The pond is blue icing that I smoothed on with a butter knife. I found some flower sprinkles at a party supply store that I used for the lilly pads (there is 7 for her age) and then I used them to spell out her name.
She really enjoyed the fact that her cake was different and I enjoyed the fact it wasn't too complicated to make!
For this Horse Birthday Cake, I made a double butter yellow cake mix. I used a large 9x11 cake pan, froze the cake and outlined the major part of the head (excluding the ears) with a knife before cutting.
With the extra parts, I cut out the ears and a piece for the eye so that it was raised. I outlined the neck area, with my finger, pressed my thumbs in for the nostrils and outlined the mane with black frosting using a star tip. And colored the eye black.
The main frosting is buttercream frosting with Hershey cocoa and milk added till the desired color is made. I reserved some to color black with Wilton frosting color because black is so hard to achieve with food coloring.
I made this Horse Birthday Cake for my daughter's 8th birthday. Being horse mad she loved it! I made a square cake then cut the corners off to made the basic shape. I shaved the edges to get a rounded finish and used a spoon to create eye and nose.
I used Just Choc fondant icing for the ears. I cut the brown and white shapes to fit then added the eye and bridle. It is a little fiddly, but well worth the fuss to see her face!
To make this Horse birthday cake, I found a horse picture online, enlarged it using Paint Shop and printed it off the computer. I then taped the two pieces together for a guideline on tracing it onto the cake.
I used buttercream for the whole cake except for the hair and the bow. I used fondant, tinted brown and yellow. I just cut out the slithers of brown fondant and placed each one on the horse to give the illusion of hair. It turned out great!