I made this horse cake with a double layer chocolate cake with chocolate pudding in the middle for a daughter of a friend of mine. He asked to do something pink and with a horse. This was so easy to do because the outline of the horse was relatively simple.
I traced it onto parchment paper and then traced the parchment paper outline with piping gel and transferred it onto the light pink frosted cake. I outlined it in black and then added the white with a star tip. I went back with a very small writing tip and added the gray for the mane and the tail. I
made some very simple drop flowers and added them to go around the neck and down the tail and then I had some extras left over so added them under the horse. I was thinking about adding grass and sky and a fence but I ran out of time. I darkened up the pink frosting I had left and did the shells on the top and the bottom to give it more pink!
Apparently she loved it! The stems and the leaves I thought looked a little out of place but I think you are probably your own worst critic so that's ok. This is cake # 9 for me since taking an actual course so I think my skills are getting a little better each time I do a cake I learn something!!
I made this horse cake for my niece who had a horseback-riding party for her 8th birthday. I got most of my ideas from looking at some other horses on this site, but the main difference was that I made a huge sheet cake to put underneath the horse, due to the large number of people expected at the party.
I cut out a stencil for the horse, laid it on the cake which I had previously frozen (this makes it so much easier to cut), and cut around it to make the horse's head. The pieces I cut out became the horse's ears. Also, the cake was marble, chocolate and strawberry cake mixes, which looked really cool on the inside.
The entire cake was covered in stars (which took quite a long time due to the large size of the cake!). I used the Wilton buttercream icing recipe for the pink and the Wilton chocolate buttercream recipe for the brown. The bridle was pink ribbon that I bought and braided, and the nostrils were pink jelly beans. I used the star tip for most of the cake, and the petal tip to make her mane.
This was a girl horse and if you look closely you can see her eyelashes! I also bought some little pink flowers to decorate the face. My niece really loved the cake and it was overall a big hit at the party!
Thanks so much for the pony cake ideas! I cheated a little bit with my daughter's 6th pony party birthday cake. I just bought a giant chocolate slab cake from the supermarket as the base as we had a lot of people to feed at the party and I didn't have a cake tin big enough! And to be honest it was actually pretty handy to have the giant cardboard box to hide the cake in before the party started.
I drew the shape of the horse head and neck on a sheet of newspaper and then cut the shape out of the large rectangle cake slab. I made some chocolate icing and iced the horse cake all over. Then I cut up some milk bottle lollies for the pony's teeth and some red licorice for pony's lips. I used some black licorice straps for bridle and reins, a marshmallow for the pony's eye, cut up more licorice for nostril, eyelashes and eye pupil.
The last step was to pipe some vanilla icing for the pony's mane. Great party and the kids (and the parents) really loved the cake and ate every single piece!