First I’d like to say thanks to all the people who gave their ideas on this site. I made this homemade pink My Little Pony birthday cake after looking at your lovely cakes for my daughter Scarlett on her 2nd birthday.

I used two round fruit cakes – one on top of the other for the body and legs. I found a colouring picture of a MLP and used this as a basis for my design. I cut the cake into the shape required for the body and the legs. I covered the pony body with white fondant icing (my children don’t like marzipan).

For the head I bought a dummy polystyrene oval and carved it into the head shape using my husband’s pen-knife (it was actually easier than it sounds). I covered this with white fondant icing leaving the ragged ends to be used for the neck. I put 3 dowels into the fruit cake and then carefully slid the head on. I then used various shades of pink icing to make the mane and tail, by rolling into long thin sausages. I used food colouring to paint the eyes, ears and mouth. I also used it to paint the heart on the leg and the rose on the back.

I loved making this homemade pink My Little Pony birthday cake, I hope you will too.