I made this Homemade Horsey Cake for my daughter's 3rd birthday. I got a couple of different ideas from this site, and others. The body is made from 2 casserole dish cakes on top of each other and then shaved to shape, and the scraps from the shaving made the upper thigh. The neck, head, and legs are rice crispie treats. I covered the "socks" with white fondant first so that when I covered the body with tan that it wouldnt stick to the bottom of the legs and I wouldn't have to try and take that part off to put the white on.
The mane, tail, and grass are butter cream. The bow and flowers are fondant. Her head is held up by kabob sticks. I was going to put a couple more around the body and cover them with icing and fondant flowers to make them look like tall wild flowers, but I ran out of time. No one seemed to even notice the 2 sticks that were showing. My husband (an equine vet) helped me carve out the shape of the head so it was a little more accurate.
I covered the head and body separately. I sort of wrapped the fondant around the body from the front, and hid the seam with the mane in the back.
I make my kids birthday cakes every year. And I let them pick what they would like on their cakes. My son is into horses and that’s what he wanted. So I made him a love of hoses cake.
You will need a box of cake mix of your choice, icing, green food coloring, toy horses( I find them in the toy section for a few dollars), a zip lock bag , graham crackers.
Bake cake and let cool completely.
Once your cake has cooled you are ready to have some fun. You will need to make green icing. Cut a slit in the corner of the zip lock bag. Put your green icing in the zip lock bag and squeeze the icing to the end. Dab the icing to make the green grass on the cake, leaving a corner with out icing.
Crush graham crackers. Sprinkle the crushed graham crackers on to the corner of the cake that has no icing. This will be your dirt. (If you would like darker dirt you can use Oreo crumbs instead.)
Then place your toy horses where you like. Enjoy and have fun with it.
This is a Homemade Horsey Cake I made for my daughter's 3rd birthday. She loves horses. I got some ideas off this site and just changed some things. The head is cereal treats. The body and upper thigh are cake. The bottom of the legs are also cereal treats. I was going to cover the sticks holding up her head (which are kabob sticks) by making them into tall wild flowers and adding some more around the body, but I ran out of time, so I just left it.
This cake was a big hit and I love the way it turned out. The hardest thing about this cake was shaping the head and neck. I used parchment paper like gloves to smoosh the cereal treats together as it cooled to get it in to the general shape I wanted then after it was completely cool and harder I shaved it with a knife to get it exactly right.
The other thing is to remember that a horse's head kind of comes out of the front of its neck, it doesn't sit on top of its neck, if that makes any sense.