Friday, December 21, 2007

wild horses


Little Scarlet has been head over heels in love with horses for a looong time now, so I wasn't the least bit surprised when she asked for a horse cake for her birthday. The problem was finding just the right horse cake. We found many strange-looking horse heads, several My Little Pony's which were deemed "too baby" and a few rectangles with the horse rendered in icing on top. After checking out all the possibilities I honestly figured she would go with the pink horse head with some glittery mane action. I was stunned when she said, "Just make it round and we'll put some horses on top." Have I told you how much I love this child?

We made a chocolate cake with white buttercream "snow" and a few snow-covered trees. The trees are cake batter baked in ice-cream cones, an idea that came from this month's MSL.The horses are from Little Scarlet's personal stash and I'm sure are painted with lead paint straight from China.

4 comments:

Chris James said...

I'm pretty sure that I would end up eating the trees before the cake....


mmmm...cake-battered ice cream cones *drools*

Chandra said...

I'm making a birthday cake this afternoon for my daughter...I think I may copy the horse idea--at six, she's starting to like the "grown-up" ponies better thank My Little Pony, and this is a perfect idea!

jennyville said...

Aww, that's adorable. :) Happy birthday to Little Scarlet!

I let Mr. 'Ville pick out the cakes he wants for his birthday, too, although most years I regret it... Once I had to make him a sponge cake, in the shape of West Virginia (which was not easy to cut out, btw), top layer colored pink and flavored raspberry; bottom layer colored orange and flavored orange.
*shakes head

futuregirl said...

This was such a sweet, heart-melting post ... which is why I laughed out loud when I got to the last sentence! :) Happy Birthday to little Scarlet.