Horse birthday cakes

When I was a kid, my mother always made me a birthday cake in the shape of a horse. It looked a little like the one here, but not quite as professional. It was made from several layer cakes which was probably a good thing. When my dog, Yankee, got into the kitchen one year and ate off a leg or two, there was enough cake left over for a patch job.

I no longer have a horse cake to celebrate my birthday. These days, I have the real thing.

Freedom gave me a great birthday ride this morning. A nice gallop through the fields and then jumping like a star. He doesn’t know how to rate himself, so when he jumps a fence that’s bigger than he’s used to, he just flies over it. This is a horse that doesn’t like to touch a fence!

Anyhow, if I were to have a horse birthday cake, I’d get Jane of the Literary Horse to make one as she’s the obvious choice.

But here are a few that my childhood self would have enjoyed.

5 thoughts on “Horse birthday cakes

  1. I have a good friend that I’d like to make that for – would you be willing to post instructions on how to design the cake without a mold? (for those who spend more time with the horse than baking) 🙂

    Thank you!


    Andrea Reynes
    Animal Journalist
    Animal Care

  2. Would you be willing to tell me what pan you used to make this cake? I would like to make one for my 5year old. Thanks

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