For my daughter's 6th Birthday, she decided to have a Pony Party at the Farm. And I decided -inspired by all the great cakes on this website- to make her Pony Birthday Cake. First, as with other similar cakes I cut the shape out of a 13x9 inch cake pan and used the cutout between head and neck for the ear. Then I chose to cover the horse with fondant. I got the white "ready-to-roll fondant by Wilton and dyed with Wilton icing color). I did put a thin coat of buttercream icing (Wilton recipe, very easy and delicious!) on the cake to allow the fondant to stick to the cake.
For the harness, the flowers and the badge, I also used fondant (already colored from Wilton Neutral/Primary colors Fondant Multi Packs). For the mane, I dyed some of the buttercream in golden yellow and used a pastry bag with a decorating tip (Wilton Multi-Opening #233 Decorating Tip). As for the base, I baked another of our favorite homemade chocolate cakes in a 12X15 pan and iced with remaining buttercream dyed green.
For the grass effect, I used the same tip than for the hair. I also added an extra layer of icing at the bottom of the horse to fill up the space between the fondant and the bottom cake. Finally I stuck the fondant fences cutouts (dried overnight) on the 4 sides of the cake.
My daughter and I were very happy with the results and the cake was a big hit with the friends and parents at her party! Thanks to this website for the inspiration!
This Birthday Pony Cake was made by making two layers in jelly roll pans (one cake mix per pan). I used a thin layer of whipped white frosting between the two cakes and then used a paper cutout to make the shape of the cake. We did use a small piece of the cake as the ear and attached it with frosting as well.
I put a thin layer of the whipped lavender frosting (which we bought at the local store) over the entire cake and let that set before adding a thicker main layer - smoothing it out so it was very even. We used a junior mint as the nose and a upside-down chocolate star for the eye. Purple twizzlers made a lovely bridal and also used jelly bellies to decorated the perimeter of the cake and make flowers to go around the candles.
The yellow mane was also seen on the side of the horse. We used the tube frosting with changeable tips for the mane and pink decorations on the cake. Purple gel tubes were used for the ear and eyelashes.
This was my first attempt at making/decorating a cake and it was fun!
I found a picture of a seahorse online, blew it up to 9x13 and cut it out for this seahorse cake. I then baked a 9x13 cake. Next I laid the picture over the cake and used a bread knife to cut the shape out. The fin on back was cut out separately.
I then mixed two colors of yellow buttercream. I frosted the front of the seahorse light yellow and the back a dark yellow and blended them together. The fin is light yellow. I then used a number 3 tip to pipe the dark yellow lines on the face and the fine on the head. I carefully placed the fin in position and then added the lines with and number 3 tip. Next I piped on the thick wiggly lines on his body.
I then made a thin border with the same number 3 tip. Finally, the eye was piped with orange frosting and a #3 tip. The cake board is covered with blue wrapping paper and plastic wrap.