A couple of weeks ago when I did the Fireman’s Helmet cake, I also had 3 other cake orders. One of them was this adorable “Horse in a Barn” cake. I was so excited to do this cake!!
I actually did Adriana’s cake last year too… it was the Cowgirl/Horse cake and it was, and still is, one of my most viewed cakes!
Anyway, back to this year. So, this sweet cake was made with 6″ and 8″ square cake pans (Fat Daddio are my favorite!). For the top tier, I cut the top layer across at an angle and flipped it over back onto itself to give the “roof” a good angle.
The tiny apples and bucket were hand made (by my sweet husband and one of my sons) – to get the wood grain I used a mat similar to this one (i think this is the exact one I bought). I cut the flowers and leaves with this Wilton set.
I also used the wood grain mat on the fence. That’s a new favorite tool of mine!! The only thing I really wish I had done differently on this cake was covered the board in a different material. I really wanted the green to match, but the plastic table cloth got all stretched out when I shifted the cake and there was no way to repair it :(.
The top layer is chocolate cake and the bottom is vanilla cake. Both are filled and covered with vanilla buttercream, then decorated mostly with marshmallow fondant. The red on the barn was a new pre-made fondant that I tried called Elite Candy Apple Red Fondant and the brown underneath is Satin Ice Dark/Chocolate Brown fondant. The texture and color of the red fondant was perfect. The flavor is not as great as homemade (IMHO) but it’s really good and very easy to work with!
As for the dark/chocolate brown… perfection! This stuff tastes like a stiff brownie batter and the texture is perfect! After trying to make homemade chocolate and/or brown fondant (and sometimes failing), I may never try to make it again after tasting and using this!! Wow it’s good!!
Do you have any questions about this cake? Please feel free to leave a comment and I’ll help if I can!
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