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« on: April 14, 2012 01:07:55 PM »


I agreed to make a cake for my boyfriends niece. It was all good until the mum (sigh!) called and asked for a wedding cake! 3 tiers! And her daughter loves ponies and flowers and pink and stuff I take a big sigh And oh yes, she and the 6year old wants to help! Man does anyone have kids? I want it to go somewhat smooth so that it doesnt end disasteress   the girl is really sweet but the mum thinks she can do cake, but who really nails it the first time?

So the question is: if your kids were to build a horse of fondant, which of these would be the most successful? I want her to be happy with what she makes too : )




If you have comments on the methods it will be greatly appreciated : )
Its gotta be fondant (or other edible material) so I have a feeling the long legs are going to

Have a great day : )
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« Reply #1 on: April 14, 2012 02:08:43 PM »

Oh my but that is a cute pony! Smiley

If you know that the legs are going to make the pony sit, then you could use it to your advantage. Maybe a cute tiny butterfly on its nose as if it is looking at it would be adorable.

I look forward to hearing about how this project works out!
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« Reply #2 on: April 14, 2012 02:56:29 PM »

Smiley Mom of 3 here.  None of her horses are going to be "perfect". Heads up.  They are however, going to rock.  And no matter what they look like, she's going to be stinking proud of the work she did. It's not about nailling it the first time for a 6 year old, its about the experience.  With that said,  the first looks like it would be the easiest. Best of luck, and I do hope you share the end results!

« Reply #3 on: April 15, 2012 04:46:11 AM »

TroubleT: thanks : ) omg YES! that would be so cute!

Belladune: No, I know... the moms exact words were "I am creative, I can do that too" which is why it has to be.. well not perfect, but I'm looking to not get yelled at ... too much anyway...Wink I really appreciate your comment though, it gives me faith the girl will enjoy it even if mom gets disappointed : )
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« Reply #4 on: April 15, 2012 07:57:15 AM »

yeah... the mom's are always the trick lol.  The whole Mother daughter dynamic may put things out of whack.  I know it took me a while before being able to step back and just let the kids go at thier own skill level.   I hope the girl is enthusiastic and the mom is laid back!

« Reply #5 on: April 28, 2012 02:23:53 PM »

What if you make pony shaped sugar cookies (I'm sure there are pony cookie cutters out there) and have her help you decorate them and place them on the cake?

Fondant is technically edible... but I don't know if I'd consider it "eat-able."  The pony you made is adorable... but it's an awfully big chunk of that stuff.  I'm sure the little girl would wash her hands, but having big chunks of edible play doh on a cake that have clearly been formed and handled a lot by little hands might not be appetizing for everyone.

If you still want the 3d sculpted pony, what about using marzipan or chocolate clay instead?

Or... have you considered using candy molds?  You could push the marzipan into a pony-shaped candy mold to get a cute pony that's flat on one side for adhering to the cake... and you could paint it with food coloring, or use colored marzipan to begin with.
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