This My Little Pony cake was designed specifically for my little girl. She loves “My Little Pony” and especially Pinkie Pie.
I, like any other father would, agreed to make her a Pinkie Pie cake for her 3rd birthday. This cake stood an astounding 36″ off the ground. The cake was so large that my daughter actually asked if she could ride it. Ha!
Making this cake had it’s challenges, but in the end they were surpased and the cake was a masterpiece. While in construction the head of the pony continually broke apart and wouldn’t remain on the supports. I tried over a half dozen times to keep the head on, then I finally coated the entire thing in melted chocolate and froze it, to help it remain in tack. That actually worked.
With all the time spent on the head, I wasn’t able to pull the sugar strings like I wanted to for the hair and mane, so these ended up being ribbon and yarn. Bummer, but what can you do?
The body of the pony was created using different colored cakes, to make a rainbow effect.
The best part about this was that when the kids actually saw the insides of the pony, they were so excited that Pinkie Pie had eaten Rainbow Dash. This made me laugh so hard. I think I actually spit Kool-Aid through my nose.
I loved making this cake and it turned out great.
The legs and head of the pony are Rice Krispie treats and I probably made 7 boxes of Rice Krispies and went through a whole chorro of marshmallows. I made my own fondant and my own modeling chocolate. This cake was covered in a mixture of 2 to 1 for fondant and modeling chocolate. It probably weighed in at a good 30 lbs. or so.
And of course just as making the cake was super fun, eating it was just as fun if not a little bit more fun. The best part was since the head caused me such heartache I needed to remove it before we could cut into the cake, so, (cue dramatic music) I grabbed hold of each side and basically tore the head off the body super sadistically and quite barbaric like. I think it might have actually frightened the neighbor kids. My kids were fine with it and actually fought over who would get to eat the head.
Me and the PONY