Thursday, October 30, 2008

Pony Stable Cake

This one was made on Mother's Day weekend (May 2008), with my mom. It came out pretty bad, in my opinion. I used a box cake, which don't like doing because they are too moist and the fondant tends to cave the cake in.

Isabel had been bugging me to make it for a while.

Mom's making the flowers.

The sponge is holding the pony heads in place until they dry.

Another pony head.

A very happy Isabel!

I never did get a final picture without the sponge holding up the horses' heads while they dried, but here they are.


Anonymous said...

Just wanted to say hello... my name is the same as yours! Don't see it spelled the same very often!

Kaaren from Memphis!

Kaaren said...

Hi Kaaren! What brought my blog to your attention?

Anonymous said...

Hi, nice cake. I was searching for examples of stable cakes on the internet. Can you tell me how you attach the pony's heads to the stable? Don't they fall off easy?


Kaaren said...

Hi Karin,

I used a bit of water to make the back of the fondant/gumpaste sticky, then I just attached it to the stable. In the pictures, you can see the pink sponge there. I used the sponge to prop up the pony heads until they dried. They dried real nicely, if I recall.

You can also use a piece of dry spaghetti to pin the heads to the stable for extra support. The spaghetti is edible too, so you don't have to worry about someone eating a toothpick.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for your help Kaaren.
I made the cake today and he turned out great, if I may say so myself :0)