Bake two 1 in. high horseshoe cakes. Cut 4 1/2 in. of one end of each cake and butt together on a board cut to fit. Cut 1/4 in. foam core board 1 1/2 in. wider all the way around the cake. Tint 60 oz. of fondant black, brush board with piping gel and
cover with fondant. Tint 36 oz. of fondant brown and use to cover cake. Score cake with veining tool. Grate chalk through a tea strainer and dust cake to give shadowing.
Cut 196 leg strips, each 1 in. long x 1/8 in. wide; attach to cake with damp brush. Cut slit for mouth and roll 2 small balls and attach for eyes.
*Combine Brown, Red-Red and Black Icing Color for brown color shown.