I’ve been a fan of My Little Pony for as long as I can remember. I once had a large plush pony which I decided to use when I attempted my first ever tribal hair wrap using cotton. Needless to say the poor pony needed a haircut after my efforts.
This week however I was given the opportunity to make a My Little Pony themed cake for a lovely little girls 7th birthday.
Rather than make a plain round cake I wanted to do something unusual and 3D in style. It seemed silly to go to all the effort of making 3D ponies only to stick them on a plain cake. So I set about sketching out my ideas and finally I settled on a cloud and rainbow theme.
My first challenge was making the cake into the shape of a cloud. I imagined carving the cake into crumbs trying to get a perfect rounded shape. Eventually I had the idea of baking balls using my ball pan and mounting them together as a cloud and covering as one. This worked a treat, and makes the cloud shape look really effective.
The hardest part about making this cake was the weather. It was hot and humid from the start to the finish and I spent last night in bed unable to sleep with worry that something would wilt or break overnight.
Thankfully the Tylo powder did the trick and everything set perfectly and if I do say so myself, the cake looks really cute.
It’s great when you can turn a tiny thought in your head into a real 3D cake. Next I start working on a promotional cake for the Wyvern Theatre in Swindon to celebrate the launch of their newest show.