I have three sons and they are crazy about horses! They were turning 4, 3 and 2. They were all born in October. The oldest and youngest were both born on the 20th and the middle boy the 21st! So we had one big joint party!
We made this horse cupcake cake for their birthday party last year. It turned out great and was super easy to make! Just bake some cupcakes. Ice them and position them in the shape of a horse. We decided to make the horse look like it was running. We cut cupcakes in half to make the hooves and left them without icing. Black licorice was used for the mane and tail and red licorice for the bridle. A gumball eye was used from the Bulk Barn as well as the teeth lollipop. We used Oreo cookie crumbs stuck on a bit of icing for the dirt flying up.
It was a huge hit and so easy as each child just grabbed a cupcake. No cutting! As easy as pie, I mean cupcakes!
I made this Horseshoe Cake for my younger sister's 13th birthday. She loves horses and I knew this would be perfect for her. I started out by baking one 8in cake and one 6in cake. I allowed them both to cool before turning them out on cardboard. I covered them both with white frosting, while I prepared the marshmallow fondant. You can find the recipe online.
Next, I colored the fondant to the desired tint. Rolled it out to about 1/4in thick. I covered each cake with fondant, making sure not to tear it. Then smoothed out all the bumps. Finally, I traced a horseshoe and the numbers out of fondant. I laid them on the cake with a little water, to make them stick.
She was so excited to see the cake. Everyone was asking how I made this cake. I love this website and all the ideas everyone shares! I would not have been able to do all this with out this website. Thanks to everyone for all great ideas!
This Horse Cake Design is a half sheet cake with butter cream frosting. I piped tiny brown roses on a vine for the top side trims and ran them down the sides.
The horse was taken from a blown-up print of a water color that I found online. I traced it on plain paper, then used the outline to eye-guide the drawing with a thin rose stick on the top of the cake.
Carefully, I piped an outline in brown on top of the stick drawing. Then I used a paint brush dipped in brown food color of various shades to create the shadows and other features. I re-piped over the tail and mane.
The happy birthday greeting was taken from a computer font. I practiced writing on paper with my piping bag before braving it on the cake. I always thin down the frosting enough so that it writes smoothly. One can also use royal icing.
This Horse Cake Design is for my niece's 3rd birthday. I copied a picture of the horse head from the internet. Then I traced the size of my 12x12 square pan onto a piece of paper. I then drew my horse picture in the square. I traced it onto a piece of wax paper and cut out the shape.
After I baked the cake in the 12x12 pan I put the wax paper onto the cake and cut out the shape. I just used canned icing. After I put on a thin layer of icing I used a toothpick and drew the eye, ear, mouth, nostril and where the mane would go. I then used a star tip and piped the white icing. Then I tinted pink icing and used the star tip and made the mane.