Turquoise & Brown Cowgirl Horse Cake

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Horse Bandana Girls Cake

Sometimes naming a cake is the easiest and most obvious thing in the world to do.  Other times I name them things like Turquoise & Brown Cowgirl Horse Cake.

Why do I worry about such things?  Well because Google is picky about names and such and if you name it just right, then it’ll turn up in all the right search results and if you name it wrong – maybe nobody will ever find your picture.

Since I love blogging as much as I love cake decorating and I really want my pictures to be found… I have to try and name my cakes with all the right words!  But I’m rambling and you don’t really care about things like that, so let’s talk about the cake!

Rose with Brooke and Monica David

This cake was done for Icing Smiles and the precious girl I did it for is Olivia’s sister, Brooke … you’ll remember Olivia’s cakes here and here.

Anyway – here are some details… the cake was 6″ and 8″ round cakes – vanilla cake with vanilla buttercream.   The brown fondant was Satin Ice Brown and all of the other fondant was homemade marshmallow fondant.

Number Topper

The topper was made from fondant with tylose mixed in and I stood them up on popsicle sticks.  You can see how I make fondant number toppers here.

Back of Fondnat Numbers

For these, I used strips on fondant and sugar glue on the back to secure them.

Horse Sillouette

For the horse, I first rolled out some brown fondant on a flexible cutting board.  Then I covered it with wax paper and laid a printed out a coloring sheet template on top.   I can’t find this exact one, but I searched and chose one from a page like this.

I used an Xacto knife to cut it out, then some gum paste tools to add the lines and texture on top!

Fondant Rope Knot

The rope was also made with Satin Ice Brown Fondant and I used a silicone rope mold to make the rope.  You could also use an extruder to make the rope – you can see how much I love my extruder here!

Fondant Bandana

I just shot a tutorial for doing this gathered bandanna look (I’ll be sharing one day soon I hope), but in the meantime, I can tell you the cookie cutters I used to make the bandanna pattern.  The main three were these daisy cutters, these comma (paisley) cutters, a black food marker, and silver dragees.

And that’s it… my Turquoise & Brown Cowgirl Horse Cake!   Do you have any questions about this cake or the details?  I love to hear from readers, so leave me a comment and I’ll do my best to reply!

Turquoise Horse Western Cake with Bandana


  1. Joanne says

    the cake is gorgeous and I did a search under bing engines and if you do it under turquoise cowgirl horse cake – yours was the first to come up. So google isn’t the only engine that has it displayed. I happen to like bing a little better when it comes to looking for cakes. So your talent is renowned.

  2. Jill says

    Your detail is fantastic! I was hoping you could share how you made the knot that is attached to the rope? Was that a mold also?

    Thanks so much!

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