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Coolest Horse Birthday Cake Design 78

by Heather
(CA, US)

Homemade Horse Birthday Cake Design

Homemade Horse Birthday Cake Design

This Horse Birthday Cake Design I made for my daughter's 9th birthday. She's a Breyer horse fan! Never decorated a cake before but figured how hard could it be....well I was up till midnight making this "simple" one. I traced the bottom of the 9x13 cake pan on paper so I could make a stencil. I then made a vanilla cake recipe I found on the internet and, while it was cooking, made a drawing of a horse head on the paper stencil I had made.

Once I was happy with the drawing, I let the cake cool, then put the stencil on it and cut around it with a knife. I then removed the stencil and frosted the cake with homemade chocolate buttercream frosting. To make the nose portion (including the pink part), eye, eyelashes, eyelid, ear and mane, I used Wilton's natural colors fondant (black, pink, tan and brown). Rolled them out thin and placed them on top of the frosting. The nose was the hardest to shape.

For the mane, I rolled out bigger sections and cut slices into it. I then overlayed those bigger sections onto the neck and messed up the sliced pieces to make it look like a messy windblown mane. For the eye, I built up a section of frosting then used a spoon to make an indention. I rolled black fondant into a ball, placed a tiny piece of pink on it to look like light reflecting on the eye, and put it in the eye "socket". I then formed an eyelid from brown fondant.

I made fringy lashes out of a single flat piece of black fondant and mashed them into the eyelid. Placed the eyelid over the eye and there you have it.

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Love it!
by: Anonymous

Love this cake, I'm going to attempt it for my horse loving 6 year old daughter!
Thanks

Love it!
by: CJ

Excellent Job! I've seen a lot of pics and yours turned out really well. I am going to attempt a horse cake for my daughters 1st birthday, thanks for inspiration.

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Coolest Horse Head Cake 102

by Susan
(United Kingdom, Manchester)

Homemade Horse Head Cake

Homemade Horse Head Cake

I used a horse silhouette and cut it out then made a basic sponge cake and placed the silhouette on top and cut the shape from that. I then put butter cream in the middle and crumb coated it also in this. I used ready to roll chocolate icing for the covering and white ready to roll icing to make the head collar.

I then used writing icing to do the noses and eyelashes and the diamond brow band. I used a white chocolate button for the eye and a marshmallow twirler for the lead rope.

I made this Horse Head cake for a girl at the farm where my daughter keeps her horse and she loved it.

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Coolest Horse Head Cake 49

by Becky
(Charlotte, TN)

Homemade Horse Head Cake

Homemade Horse Head Cake

This horse head cake was made for my boss's birthday. She owns several horses. It was made from a chocolate cake mix and chocolate frosting. Baked in a 13x9 pan.

I mixed vanilla and chocolate frosting for the mane, eyes, nose and mouth. I looked at several different cakes online and found one shaped like this and printed it and cut out pattern. Then used pattern to cut cake. I'm not good at free hand cake cutting yet. Thanks for looking.

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horse head 49
by: Kelly

I think you did a wonderful job!

It looks great!

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by: Anonymous

This cake is wonderful this is the one my daughter chose for her 7th birthday party.Thanks for the idea very much appreciated.

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Coolest Homemade Horse Head Birthday Cake 65

by Joanie
(Rixeyville, VA)

Homemade Horse Head Birthday Cake

Homemade Horse Head Birthday Cake

I made this Horse Head birthday cake in a 13" x 9" pan.

I carved the cake into a horse's head, iced it with chocolate frosting and used licorice strings for the mane and forelock. I would have used black if I could have found them.

It was the first cake I had made with no help whatsoever!

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