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Horse-shaped cake - OMG

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KBear Tue 25-Jan-05 21:51:56

My DD is 6 next week. I want to make her her heart's desire - a horse cake. Can't find a horse's head cake tin locally, thought I might wing it with a bit of cutting and pasting of a square cake but think it will probably be a disaster. Other plan is to make round cake, dye some coconut green for grass and stick plastic horses on it. I want to to think wow and go for the first option but I need a clever cake decorator to advise me!!! Anyone???

Twiglett Tue 25-Jan-05 21:56:46

I am sure these people will have a horse cake tin you can buy (they're internet)

like your second idea though think that'd work

NotQuiteCockney Tue 25-Jan-05 21:57:12

This method doesn't look too hard: here . I think this is the same method, but maybe a better explanation?

morningpaper Tue 25-Jan-05 21:59:43

This is one of those occasions where I really hope that DH doesn't walk in and ask me what I'm doing, and I have to reply, "I'm just looking to see if I can find out how you make a cake look like a horse's head, for someone I met on the internet."

essbee Tue 25-Jan-05 22:01:08

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KBear Tue 25-Jan-05 22:06:06

Buy a cake???? never!!!

I like a challenge.

thanks for your help everyone.

Twiglett Tue 25-Jan-05 22:07:32

Well if you like a challenge you could try to follow the instructions in either of NQC's links .. they really made my brain hurt ... ow

KBear Tue 25-Jan-05 22:10:36

I think I'm going to go for it though - I just have to stop striving for absolute perfection and aim more for the "thanks for making me a great horse cake mum" factor which is where I should be aiming.

When I make cakes I always end up on the phone to my mum saying I'm crap at it and it's not what I planned but my kids always say wow mum and that's what counts I suppose!

Twiglett Tue 25-Jan-05 22:21:44

IIRC a sheet cake is different from a square tin .. at least they're really big and flat .. kind of like a big brownie tin IYKWIM?

KBear Tue 25-Jan-05 22:24:02

I'm off on a mission to buy one tomorrow!

Am a woman of lists.

cake stuff , party bags (sorry, but I love em), present, streamers, etc etc

NotQuiteCockney Wed 26-Jan-05 06:41:41

Let us know how it comes out. Yeah, the instructions sucked, but you could see how it was done, and it didn't look too hard. But what do I know, I always just make an uniced carrot cake.

SoupDragon Wed 26-Jan-05 07:59:53

Draw the outline of a horse head on a piece of paper - use the shape of the 2 in NCQs links as a guide. Use this to work out the shapes you need to cut out of one or two square (round would work too I guess) sponges based on the size of tin you have. Ice in chocolate fudge icing and use fondant icing to make eyes (white plus brown smartie) nostrils (brown smartie/black fondant) and a main (roll suasages of black fondant. Or, you could make any colour horse you like!

KBear Wed 26-Jan-05 20:13:34

Today I bought some little plastic horses and a few trees from the cake decorating shop in case it all goes horribly wrong and I have to make a "plastic horses grazing in a field" cake really quickly!

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