Giddy Up!

Sweet Jacelyn's birthday party was going to be at a pony farm, so the cake was a horse, of course, of course. ;) I started with an chocolate 11 x 15  sheet cake.

sheetcake

I made a horse template on the computer and sized it to fit the sheet cake.

stencil

Since the cake had been frozen overnight, it made cutting the shapes (mane shown here) a lot easier and less crumb-y.

cutting

Ta-Da!

cutout

This horse of a different color was PINK...

basecoat

...with chocolate piped details, including the flowing mane.

starthair

hair

The horse turned out pretty cutesy, but something just wasn't right about his eye...

bugeye

So I added a brown M&M to give this horsey a little more focus.

eye

After picking up her cake, Jacelyn told her mom, "It's too pretty. I'm not sure I want to cut it." ha! Gotta love kids.

horse

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, JACELYN!!