I made this homemade horse graduation cake for my sister's graduation from middle school. I first used 1 yellow cake mix and baked it in a 9 by 13 inch pan. then I looked at horse cakes online and traced one of them, then cut it out so I would have a template to use for my cake.
I made the cake by just forming fondant into a flat fat teardrop type shape and put it in the freezer. After the cake cooled for 20 minutes I iced it in the fridge and colored the fondant with dark brown food coloring and the mane with black food coloring. I cut the mane out by just cutting random triangles. I used a toothpick to to mark the mane and make it look like it was hair.
The ear was a triangle put into the freezer. I made the eye out of white fondant painted black then I put icing on the other half of the eye to make it look whiter. The bridle was made out of black fondant and the ring on the bridle was fondant with pearl dust. It took awhile but in the end it turned out great. The best part is I am only 11 and made this cake for my sister all by myself!!
My son wanted a cowboy and horse-themed party for his fourth birthday. I went online and started looking at the different ideas for Horse Head cakes. I am not known for my creative abilities so I was looking for something fairly easy. I saw the 13" x 9" pan template on this site and figured I could do one of those.
As I don't like chocolate frosting, I decided to go with a white horse and a red mane. Everyone in the family loves creamcheese frosting so that was what I used for the white.
I had seen, on another site, the idea of using chocolate twizzlers on the mane but, since I was trying to stay away from chocolate, I went with the cherry pull-n-peel twizzlers for the mane. One twizzler strand worked nicely for the eye outline, nose, and mouth. The bridle was made with Dots candy and the inside of the eye was a green Dot with the rounded top cut off. I did use a small bit of red frosting on the back of the mane and to help the twizzlers blend in a bit.
I made this Horse Carousel Cake for my daughter's 1st birthday. I made 2x 8inch round cakes. One was vanilla sponge. The other was chocolate sponge. A packet mixture would be fine. I levelled the cakes and filled them both with jam and cream. I dirty iced the cakes with dream whip. Then covered both cakes with pink fondant. The top of the cake is a cupcake covered in fondant.
Decorations – I used a cylinder (from a Gladwrap box) and covered it with musticks (I used royal icing to “glue” the musticks on to the roll). The horses and poles are just from a craft shop. I used a white craft paint to paint the horses white and then markers to draw on the saddle. I made a ribbon bow and then glues it on the horse neck. The poles are just wooden poles which I wrapped ribbon around. The rest of the cake is decorated with musticks and cashous balls which I “glued” on using royal icing.