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Cake submitted by:

Jennifer R.
Overland Park, KS

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As with other similar horse cakes I simply cut the shape out of a 13x9 inch cake pan and used the cutout between head and neck for the ear. I iced the entire horse cake with chocolate icing and then used the "hair" tip (can't remember which number) for the mane - I held the tip about four inches from the cake so that it would fall naturally and be more "flowing".

It took a lot to build it up so that it was nice and thick. My two year old horse lover was very excited.

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Cake submitted by:

Mark B.
Charlotte, NC

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I made this horse cake for my daughter's birthday. She recently started competing in a local rodeo and loves her horse. I used a 1/4 yellow sheet cake and carved out the horse shape with a sculpting knife. I iced the cake with butter crème icing and used a grass tip and chocolate butter crème for the horse's mane. I used a black jelly bean for his eye and used an air brush for the horse’s coloring.

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Cake submitted by:

Julie F.
Smithfield UT

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This is a 9x13 horse cake. I always make my cakes a day ahead and freeze them so they are easier to shape and frost. I cut the shape of the horse head except the ear. The ear is the piece cut out between the neck and head.

I frosted the horse cake with chocolate frosting. I then piped white frosting on for the mane for a contrast. The reins are black licorice ropes braided and tucked under the cake. There are also Spree's candies on the bridle. The eye was a Necco wafer. Black gel was used to outline and make eye and smile. I used a black jelly bean for the nostril.

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Cake submitted by:

Rachel R.
Jacksonville, FL

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I found this horse cake from a website and followed the instructions. I first baked a 9 x 13 cake. After it cooled I etched out a triangle piece on the bottom of the cake and saved the piece for the ear. I iced the cake with chocolate icing. I used black icing for the reins. This is the second horse cake I've made with this template and the first one I used black licorice for the reins.

The black rope icing worked much better. The licorice popped up. I used red lifesavers on the reins piped white icing for the hair and blue icing for the eye. It was very easy and a huge hit for my friend's daughter's birthday.

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Cake submitted by:

Jennifer L.
Dorchester ,WI

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My daughter wanted a horse cake. I made this cake out of Marshmallow fondant and crispy treats. I took an 8x8 pan of crispy treats and cut it in half then took a sharp knife to slant the roof. I used cookie cutters to make the flowers.

I molded the pony heads and set aside to dry a little. I made ribbon roses and hay bails with a garlic press. I even made a tiny blue bird if you look close.

I made tiny pearls by using an icing tip as a cutter to make them all about the same size. This cake was a blast to make and not at all intimidating to work with the fondant since it only costs about $3 to make.

It turned out to be a very special birthday!

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Cake submitted by:

Sharon B.
Sydney, Australia

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This horse cake was made in a large rectangular cake tin. I froze the cake for a couple of hours before cutting the shape.

For the template I simply searched a picture of a horse online, printed it out, copied the shape freehand onto a sheet of A4 paper and cut it out. I then placed the template onto the cake and cut around it. I then purchased some pre-made royal icing that you take out and roll flat. I made a sugar syrup of 2 parts sugar and 1 part water taken to the boil and brushed this over the cake. I then placed the icing over the top carefully. I folded, tucked and trimmed where needed (always handy to have another person to help with this part).

The next stage was to mix up food colourings: red and green together to make brown. I then painted the horse leaving the strip of white for the front of the head. You can be as creative as you want with this part using shading etc. I then went over it with a skewer to score the pattern for the mane. Then I placed jelly sweets for the eyes and nostrils. I added candy strips (you can use licorice string, etc) for the bridle!!! Last touch is the tiny dot of white icing for the eyes and a little more scoring around the features to make them stand out.

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My daughter is most impressed with this horse cake as I am myself; actually I am more shocked that I was able to make something like this!!!! And, it was easy!!

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Cake submitted by:

Heather I.
Castaic, CA

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I got this horse cake recipe from the web site familyfun.com and it looked easy enough so I gave it a shot. The only thing I didn't do was use all food products to decorate, I cheated and used buttons and a fake eye but the rest of it you could eat. It was really easy and it made a little girl very happy, that was most important.

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Cake submitted by:

Karen A.
Lexington, KY

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I borrowed this horse cake design from this website, but changed it up a little. I used a 9x13 cake pan, cut a triangle out for the ear and then rounded the rest of the cake for the face of the horse.

I used chocolate icing and added a slight touch of brown to the white icing to make the horse's mane. Red licorice was used for the bridle. I used a black jellybean for the nose and eye and a vanilla wafer for the base of the eye with white frosting.

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Cake submitted by:

Carolyn W.
Eugene, OR

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This horse cake was made as a simple yellow butter cake with raspberry filling. I got the idea for the shape and decoration from this site. I used chocolate fondant to cover the horse cake and make the mane; the reins are braided licorice.

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Cake submitted by:

Luluk S.
Jakarta, Indonesia

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This cake was made from square chocolate butter cake with ganache filling. I used a paper pattern and cut the cake into horse-shape. I covered it with butter cream and last with fondant. Since it's a girly horse I made up flowers in the horse's hair. And this horse cake was especially dedicated to my daughter's best friend. They're a horsy family and they were surprised with the cake!

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Cake submitted by:

Missy M.
Imler, PA

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I used the Wilton’s Carousel Cake Pan for this horse cake. The rest of the idea was from my 6-year-old niece; she loves horses.

I used multiple star tips.

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Cake submitted by:

Barbie C.
Commerce, TX

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I made this cake for my neighbor’s daughter, Bailey (6th birthday). She is a very big horse fan. I took the picture from the invitation and decided to use it to make the horse cake. I just made a 9x13 sheet cake. Using buttercream icing I iced the top of the cake white and the sides of the cake red. I then used paste food coloring, water and a paintbrush that came in a candy making kit. I painted the background.

I dipped the paintbrush into the paste color and then into water before applying it to the horse cake. I started with the blue sky, and then added some yellow and a little pink just above the mountains. I painted the mountains using brown and added dimension with some darker patches of brown. I then painted the grass. I used blue sugar for the water and raw sugar for the sand along the path, and the little island in the river.

I used brown butter cream icing to pipe the horse using a size 12 tip for the head and body and a size 10 tip for the brown part of the legs, and a size 5 tip for the ears. I added some detail with a little black buttercream icing at the chest and haunches. I used white buttercream icing and a size 5 to complete the legs and add the blaze down his face. I used cornstarch on my fingertip to pat out the piping marks to make it look more like a 3D sculpture on top of the horse cake.

I used black buttercream and a size 3 tip for the right front hoof, and brown butter cream and a size 3 tip for the other three hooves. I used a size one tip and black buttercream for the eyes. I inserted the tip into the side of the horses’ face and filled in the hole I made with the black buttercream to look as if the eye was in a socket.

I used black buttercream for the mane and tail using tip 233 (good for hair, fur, or grass). Black licorice laces would have worked also. I used a pale tan buttercream to make the rope border, along the top edge using tip 18. To finish off the sides I used tip 2 and white buttercream to mimic the paisley's in a bandana, and added to it with tip 2 black buttercream polka dots. I then used a pale blue and made a shell border along the bottom edge using tip 21.

The horse cake was a big hit at the party and my neighbor even said, there were mother's who asked if I made cakes for other parties.

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