I thought it might be nice to do a 'How To' on a pony from my 7th Birthday Pony Cake.
Start with two balls of coloured sugar paste, (one about twice the size of the other), and roll them until they are tapered at one end. Place the larger one on end to flatten the larger end as its bottom.
Stack the smaller ball (the head) on top of the larger one (the body).
Form eyes by making four very thin discs of fondant in decreasing sizes;
Use water or edible glue to attach the eyes to the head.
Add a twist of white fondant running from the eyes down to the nostrils for a blaze, and make an indentation on the muzzle to form a smiling mouth.
Roll out a different colour of sugar paste into strands. Using water or edible glue attach the strands to the forehead and then down the neck. Twist and curl them to add texture. Repeat the process to form a tail at the base of the body.
In a different colour of sugar paste, use a mould to make some little bows and attach them to the mane and tail. (If you don't have a bow mould cut a strip of sugar paste and then fold it inwards to create a bow).
Use some edible glue to attach the finished pony on to the fondant of the cake. Take care not to break any of the tail strands. For a final flourish, spray with a little glitter!
A rolling pony can be made by adjusting this method and can be easier for beginners (as the head is less likely to fall off!)
Have fun and be creative!
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