My 2 year old loves chocolate and horses! I’ve made several 3D cakes (tractor, back-hoe, and combine) for her older brother. I was a little unsure how to delve into the realm of 3D animals, especially since I wanted the cake to taste good! I don’t use fondant, only real butter cream or chocolate frosting, and real homemade cake. I looked around this site at the horses, but there were only two ‘real-upright’ 3D horses. I wasn’t ready for that, so I decided I was going to have to come up with a new idea.
I decided to make marshmallow rice-crispies, and while still warm, mold it into a horse. After molding (everything but the tail), I chilled, and dipped it in melted chocolate. I used chocolate almond bark with added chocolate chips for a darker color. By ‘dipped’, it was more like spooning and smoothing. I let it harden between coats in the fridge. At various times I took a knife to carve off extra bumps, or to add more detail. I then poked a cut off plastic straw (kind with a bend in it) in its rear. Then took some butter cream frosting, added a little chocolate to make a lighter brown color, then piped on details. The tail was longer, but it was accidentally bumped.
For the cake, I used two homemade chocolate 13x9s, and my favorite rich chocolate frosting. Using the chocolate icing, I piped a ‘lasso rope’ design around the top and bottom edges and added ‘horseshoes’ around the sides. Using butter cream dyed pink, I personalized the top for my daughter, and added some pink flowers for some girly flair. She LOVED it! And that’s what matters!