Making a Horse Cake

When your little buckaroo has a birthday, a horse cake should be the focal point of the cowboy theme. There are several different ways to make a cowboy horse cake, so choose the design and type of cake that will best suit the cowboy birthday party. Here's how to turn your favorite cake recipe into one worthy of cowboys and cowgirls of all ages.

Cake Toppers: When planning food for cowboy birthday parties, perhaps your easiest option is to place horse cake toppers on a regular sheet cake with a detailed frosting field. Choose either wild mustang plastic horses from a toy store, a ceramic horse or a cowboy figure and his trusty horse to adorn the top of the cake. Horse cake toppers always make a nice keepsake for the birthday boy or girl. If you use a whole herd of horses, each guest can take home a memento of this fantastic cowboy birthday cake party cake idea.

Freehand Horse: Begin with a sheet cake frosted with white, and then pipe on a horse profile. You might want to practice with a batch of colored pencils on paper first, but, when you get the hang of it, use the various tips to create a brown horse silhouette. Use candy or frosting to add details, such as licorice whip reins or an icing flower tucked into the mane. Use different colors of frosting to create a different kind of horse: White with brown mane, golden yellow with white mane or brown with brown mane work the best. However, pink ponies or rainbow horses can add a touch of whimsy if the cowboy birthday party is for a cowgirl.

Horse Mold Cakes: Order online or in a party specialty store to get a formed horse cake mold. Usually this is just the horse's head, but occasionally you can find one of a rearing horse. Bake the cake in the mold, and then turn it out on a wire rack. Add a base frosting, and then pipe on the design using your cake mold guidelines for a true horse cake masterpiece. Use frosting in different colors to create the details of the horse, including eyes, reins, mane, tail and saddle as instructed by the manufacturer.

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