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It's a Horse, of Course!

A good friend of mine's hubby and his co-worker asked me to make a cake for their boss.  Their request for the cake was for it to be chocolate, with orange coloured filling, covered in green fondant with a horse on it.  Hmm...how to make an obvious guy's idea of a cool cake and make it a bit feminine?  Fortunately, the people I make cakes for a pretty good at letting me take artistic liberties.

The chocolate part was easy to take care of.  For the filling and the crumb coat I made a buttercream icing with just a hint of cinnamon and dyed it a soft orange.  Peach sounds too eighties. I made a silhouette of a horse in black along with the lettering.  I had some left over green fondant from the Mad Hatter cake but cut in some white fondant to make it more of a sage green.  What I didn't realise at the time though, was that the white fondant had a bit of a crust on it and when mixed in left all these little lumps.  *sigh*  Well, that's what the stars are for, to cover some of the obvious lumps.  Then a covering of shimmer dust and voila! Problem solved.

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