I took all my inspiration for this Horse Birthday Cake from the cakes on this website! My daughter was turning 8 and had asked for a horse cake for her birthday party.
I started with a 9×13 sheet cake that had been put in the freezer for a couple of hours, and cut a triangle out to form the jaw and bottom part of the neck of the horse. The triangle became the horse’s ear. I shaped the rest of the cake to make the head and top of the neck.
I frosted the cake with chocolate buttercream icing. Then I used black licorice and gummy life-savers for the bridle and reins, and a jelly belly for the nose. The eye is white icing for the base and a junior mint on top. I piped a small amount of icing onto the junior mint for the eye detail. I used white icing for the mane and forelock.
To give the horse a bit of personality, I drew on a smile with black icing. This turned out so much better than I imagined, and my daughter absolutely loved it!