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.