I made this Pony cake for my daughter's 6th birthday party. She loves horses and so we did a cowgirl theme. I tried to match the colors of the cake details to the decorations. My husband contributed by making me a template which I then traced onto the cake. I have extra large cookie sheets that make perfectly flat cake.
I used two 18x13 cookie sheets for this cake (one boxed cake mix for each sheet pan). After the cake cooled, I then used the templates and positioned on the cake board. For height I made this a double layer. I even had a small amount of scraps left after cutting the shape.
I frosted the cake (two tubs of reg store bought) and added detail with fondant. The fondant is best when you want a smooth look. It was awesome and my daughter loved it! I think after all the time was added it took me a little over 4 hours to complete.
When I asked my daughter Trista what cake she wanted for her 5th birthday party she replied "I want a horse mummy". So I used a large rectangle tin to bake my Pink Pony Horse Cake. And then I made a template from inspirations from all the wonderful horse cakes on this very useful site.
The ear of the horse was separate from the horse head and I used one of the cake off cuts to cut the ear out. Then I decorated it with two shades of pink butter icing (I used a large salad serving fork to make the hair effect on the dark pink icing), 1 brown smarty, some licorice for the eye brow and lashes and some glitter gel for the mouth and halter.
I was very happy with how it turned out and so was my daughter, her little friends and their mummys'.
This Homemade Pony Cake was for my daughter Ava's 4th Birthday. We went horse riding for the day and she had to have a pink pony cake. I made a regular sponge cake and cut the pony shape I drew out of it. I didn't want to use too much food colouring so I iced the entire cake with a butter icing with no colour.
I used pink icing for the mane and edible glitter gel for the halter. I used a pink ribbon for the reins, and held it in place with a pink sewing pin (sterilized!). I shaped the mane using a pastry brush to give it hair texture. The eye is a large chocolate button and the eyelashes are made from licorice. The candles are pony shaped too, my mum sent them from Sydney.
Ava loved her cake and the guests were impressed too.
I baked this Pony cake for my daughter's 2nd birthday party, after seeing similar ones on this web page. Homemade carrot cake inside, first frosted with orange-cream cheese frosting. Pony design was made with basic butter cream vanilla frosting.
To make the design, I photo copied from a Ponies coloring book the image I wanted. Overlaid wax paper and traced the image using red icing gel. Then laid the wax paper with gel gently over the plain frosted cake. Removed paper and refrigerated until set. Then filled in the outline using a star-tip with pink frosting and a straight tip for purple. Only the eye was placed on later (photo copied, colored, then laminated & cut out).
This cake was fairly easy to decorate and got rave reviews.