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Coolest Pony Cake 39

by Jennifer Manley
(Vernon, CT)

Cowgirl Pony Cake

Cowgirl Pony Cake

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.

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Horse Cake
by: DL

Did you make the tail out of cake also or did you just use frosting? Also, what type of store bought icing did you use? Thanks!!

by: Jennifer Manley

The tail is cake with fondant over it, then I took thin strips to make the mane look 3 dimensional. The store bought frosting was either Duncan Hines or Betty Crocker, then a layer of fondant over it for a smoother look

by: JILL

what was the template made of? where do you purchase the fondant? How do you use it? YOUR CAKE IS BEAUTIFUL>

by: Anonymous

What a great job on your cake! Very impressive! my daughter will be turning 4 & she is obsessed with horses. What kind of activities or theme/decorations did you use? I'm a little lost! Thanks.

by: Jennifer Manley

I purchased the fondant at a local craft store. I believe you can buy it in a 2lb box. The template was made using plain white paper.

As for games ideas, we did pin the horn on the unicorn for a girly theme, we did a craft with a horse themed idea and we played bingo. By the time the party was over we had not even gotten to all the games and things I had planned. It was a great day!

by: Anonymous

I understand that it is two leavers but was the cake two halves pushed together.

by: Mariana

hi! i loved how you did your cake!! I'm trying to make one similar to yours but I cant get it right. I was wondering of you can share your cake template with me. I would appreciate it so much.

by: Jennifer Manley

It was not to halves..the tail was the only thing I had to make separately. I used a large oversized cookie sheet to make the cake flat and long.....

Breath taking
by: Amanda Parish NB,Canada

Wow, I am searching for a horse/pony cake for my daughter's 2nd Birthday. I am going to try yours it is beautiful, you've really inspired me.

Horse Pattern
by: Michelle Trescher

I was wondering if you could email me your horse pattern cause my niece wants a horse cake this year for her birthday and i went threw everything i knew to go to but no luck i found this web site and when i saw your cake i fell in love with it and my niece would really love it to do you think you could send me the pattern if you could Thanks Michelle

Beautiful Horse Cake
by: Lynn

My daughter wants a cowgirl birthday theme for her birthday this year. This cake is just perfect. Could you send me the template to the cake. Thanks so much.

by: Anonymous

Hi there,

Please please could l have the template to this cake. I am trying to make one for my stepdaughter.
Many thanks

by: Jennifer Manley

I am so sorry not to have seen the comments looking for the template, I actually just used part of the decorations and traced off of the birthday sign. I ordered the party supplies at, if you have any other questions I can help with let me know,

So cute!
by: Lindsay

Would love for the template for this awesome kid horse cake if you wouldn't mind sharing!

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Coolest Pink Pony Horse Cake 72

by Desiree T.
(NSW, Australia)

Homemade  Pink Pony Horse Cake

Homemade Pink Pony Horse Cake

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'.

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Woo Hoo
by: Mel

You are so clever Des, well done!

by: Anonymous

beautiful cake! very creative.

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Coolest Homemade Pony Cake 66

by Rachel J.
(Wellington, New Zealand)

Homemade Pony Cake

Homemade Pony Cake

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.

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by: michelle Wilson

Love the horse cake. Our 3-year old wants a white pony cake! Did you get the shape the first time? Any suggestions? It is in June. Thanks

Michelle Wilson

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Coolest Pony Cake 39

by Erika H.
(Espoo, Finland)

Homemade Pony Cake

Homemade Pony Cake

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.

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