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The Princess' Pony Cake

This multi-layered round cake, topped with a Party Pony Pan cake and pretty-in-pink (and purple) decorations, is sure to please diminutive divas. Color Flow plaques, piped-icing borders and personalized message give this cake a lovely lift.


Difficulty: Somewhat Easy


Step 1

Several days in advance: Make plaques for cake sides. Use pattern to make 10 ovals; tape to board and cover with waxed paper. Outline with tip 2 and full-strength color flow; fill in with thinned color flow. Let dry. Using royal icing, fill 10 tip 102 roses with tip 6 bases; let dry. Pipe 140 small drop flowers with tip 225 and 30 medium with tip 129; add tip 2 dot centers. Make extras to allow for breakage; let dry. Attach center rose plus 3 medium and 10 small drop flowers to each oval using royal icing dots. Let dry. Brush all with Pearl Dust.

Step 2

Bake and cool Pony cake plus 2-layer base cake (bake four 2 in. high Half-Rounds to make 4 in. high round).

Step 3

Ice base cake smooth and prepare for Stacked Construction.

Step 4

For Pony cake, use tip 3 to outline all features. Pipe in ear, eye, pupil, nostril and bridle (pat smooth with finger dipped in cornstarch). Cover with tip 16 stars and tip 18 pull-out star mane.

Step 5

For round cake, pipe tip 16 shell bottom border; cover with tip 126 ruffle. Use Cake Dividing Set to divide cake sides into 10ths; attach prepared ovals at marks, about 1/2 in. down from top edge. Mark midpoint between ovals at top edge; use tip 4 to pipe 2 double drop strings, each 2 1/2 in. wide, 1 1/2 in. and 1 in. deep. Attach small drop flower at midpoint; pipe tip 4 dots over ends.

Step 6

Position Pony cake.

Step 7

Pipe tip 3 message.

Step 8

Position small drop flowers, about 1 in. apart, around edge.

Step 9

Pipe tip 18 rosettes on cake top; insert candles.