Horse Birthday Cake Design

by Karen Tack

Horse Birthday Cake Design

Sweet! How to make a horse birthday cake with Fruit by the Foot. Easy, step-by-step recipe, diagrams and pictures

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Serves 16


  • 1 (8-inch) round cake
  • 1 (9-inch) square cake
  • ½ can (1 cup) vanilla frosting
  • 1 can (16 oz) chocolate frosting
  • 1 black jelly bean
  • 1 Junior Mint
  • Chocolate sprinkles
  • 1 roll red Fruit by the Foot
  • 1 white Necco wafer
  • 10 chocolate Twizzlers

What you'll need:

  • A serving platter
  • Scissors or kitchen shears
  • 2 resealable sandwich-size plastic bags (Ziploc)

Trimming the cakes:

  1. Cut a 1-inch-deep slice from 2 sides of the round cake (see template). Cut one of the trimmed pieces in half to use as the ears.
  2. Trim the square cake as pictured in the diagram. Arrange the cakes on a serving platter as pictured in template.

Frosting the cake:

  1. Spoon the vanilla frosting into a resealable plastic bag.
  2. Spoon 2 Tbsp of the chocolate frosting into another resealable plastic bag.
  3. Spread the remaining chocolate frosting over the top and sides of cake and make smooth.

To complete the decoration:

  1. Snip a small corner from the bags with the vanilla and chocolate frosting.
  2. Pipe vanilla frosting on the ears and the top of the nose.
  3. Add the jelly bean as the nostril.
  4. Pipe a 1 ½-inch white circle for the eye. Press the Junior Mint into the circle's center as the iris.
  5. Pipe a chocolate-frosting eyelid above the white circle. Insert chocolate sprinkles upright around the eye as the eyelashes. Pipe a white dot onto the Junior Mint to add sparkle to the eye.
  6. Add the red Fruit by the Foot and the Necco wafer as pictured for the harness.
  7. Cut the chocolate Twizzlers into thin strands, each about 3 to 4 inches long. Arrange the cut chocolate Twizzlers down the back of the horse's head as the mane.


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