Aurelia's My Little Pony Birthday

Thursday, December 6, 2012

*Update* - This cake has become so popular that I felt the need to add a list of some of my
frequently asked questions to help anyone who might want to make a pony cake of their own.

How did you make the rainbow topper? You can find the rainbow tutorial here.
What kind of icing did you use? That's my favorite bakery style icing made with almond flavoring. Yum!
What did you cover the cake with to make it so smooth? The blue and green are simple marshmallow fondant. It's so easy!
What flavor is the cake? I just used a plain white box cake mix and colored it using these directions.

That's it, but if you have any other questions feel free to send me an e-mail.
I love seeing your your versions of this adorable cake!

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You may have figured it out from our Halloween costumes (here and here), but My Little Ponies
are kind of a big deal at our house. So I wasn't exactly surprised when Reli asked for them to
be the theme of her 3rd birthday this year. (Way back in October! How late am I at sharing?)

My Little Pony Birthday Party

Anyway, we don't do one of those big fancy parties where everything matches like you see so many of around blog-land. Those parties are adorable, but we usually travel home so that my family can be part of the day too. Plus Reli doesn't have any friends to invite over anyway. I know that sounds terrible, but she doesn't have any cousins yet, and every time we make new friends here in Virginia, they move away. EVERY. SINGLE. TIME.
(Hi Heather, I'm talking about you! ;D)

But even though it's just for grandparents, we still like to plan something that Reli will enjoy.  
And besides, I REALLY like decorating the cakes! (here's last year)

My Little Pony Birthday Cake

This year was especially fun for me since I was a HUGE My Little Pony fanatic when I was little,
and probably had them as the theme of my first 10 birthdays! The characters may have changed from
back when I played with them, but rainbows and flowers are always part of the MLP deal. 

My Little Pony Rainbow Birthday Cake

I used this tutorial (just the technique not the recipe) to make the inside of the cake a special rainbow surprise, and everyone loved it. Most of the other decorations were made of marshmallow fondant, like the rainbow, river, and large flowers, but obviously not the ponies. I might be good, but I'm not THAT good! Then the grass was just green butter-cream with flower sprinkles, and the white is an amazingly fluffy marshmallow like icing that made the perfect clouds.

Fluffy Cloud Icing
(This recipe was originally posted here, but has been moved. So just in case...)

1 egg white
1/4 cup sugar
1 tsp vanilla (if you’re using other flavoring start off with a tsp, taste and then add more if necessary)

Combine the egg white with the sugar in a heat proof bowl. Set the bowl over a pan with simmering water (bain-marie) and whisk for 5 minutes. The icing should become thick and glossy. Take off the heat, add the flavoring and coloring (if you’re using any) and whisk for another 2 minutes (5 + 2 minutes = 7 that’s where 7 minute icing name comes from). Ice cupcakes, sprinkle with decorations and leave icing to set. Icing enough for 12 cupcakes.


Girl opening My Little Pony presents

I was super proud of how the cake turned out and would call the party a success...
but that also may have been because of the pony toys. Who knows?

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17 comments:

  1. Wow, you have some serious talent. Awesome cake! I also pinned your octopus cupcakes that you made last year. So cute!

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  2. Amazing! The best cake I have ever seen x

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  3. I was a huge My Little Pony fan too! I love that you did it for your little girl's birthday, and that cake it awesome! Great job!
    Thanks for linking up!

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  4. What am amazing party! That cake is awesome! I am a new follower!

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  5. Oh my goodness! My birthday was last week and I would have LOVED this cake! :-) So nostalgic! I am visiting from the Gingersnap Crafts link party. I know I could not actually make this cake, but I wanted to check out the woman that did! Very neat. www.willworkforeskimokisses.blogspot.com

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  6. Oh my gosh! What a fantastic cake! Beautiful on the inside and out!
    KC

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  7. I need a little girl! My three boys probably wouldn't go for this cake on their birthdays, but I want to make it! Such a throw back to when I was little. Thanks for sharing your amazing talent! What a lucky little girl! Have a great day!

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  8. Saw your cake on My Girlish Whims. Super cute!

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  9. Love the cake! :) I'd love for you to stop by my weekly link party and link this up. http://thelifeofjenniferdawn.blogspot.com/2013/01/a-little-bird-told-me-link-party-25.html
    Hope to see you there.

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  10. My daughter's birthday is coming. She would love this!

    Hopping by and following your lovely blog's GFC. I blog @ Getting Healthy with Essential Oils

    I am also inviting you to join Tiddle Diddle Handmade Shoppe's first giveaway event.

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  11. My daughters and I have fallen in love with my little pony this past year. And so now they have decided on a My Little Pony birthday party! I am excited to get started... I'm like you and love planning the parties! I always look around for inspiration first, and I love the rainbow colored cake. I will definitely be stealing that idea!

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  12. If I may ask how did you make the rainbow?

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    1. Hi Dia, I'd be happy to send you some instructions if you like to send me an e-mail. (sugar_tart at hotmail)

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  13. I am so glad I found this! My two girls have birthdays 1 month apart, so we are doing a joint party. They love My Little Pony and this cake would allow me to do a "separate" cake for both! Thanks for sharing.

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    1. That sounds like a great plan (especially if they like different flavors)! Hope you'll share a picture once you're finished!

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  14. Hi Toni! Your cake was such an inspiration for a cake that I made for my daughter. I am currently blogging about how I made the cake and would love to post a photo of your cake (with a link to your blog, of course), because I feel that you deserve some credit for my creation! Would you mind? I would also give you the link once I'm finished so that you can see what I came up with. Just let me know. Look forward to hearing from you! Thank you!

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    1. Absolutely Stella! So long as there are link backs, I'm completely fine with sharing my pictures. Thanks for asking!

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