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2D Horse head cake.

Hello everyone. I have made this tutorial for anyone wanting to make a 2D horse head. Showing the stages of how to get the shape, crumb coat, how it looks with fondant on and the finished result.

List of Materials

  • square cake tin, knife, edible pen(optional) spatula


I used a 10" square cake tin, to get the shape you can either cut with a knife free hand or use an edible marker pen first.


Cut the cake in half and fill with a filling of your choice. I used strawberry jam and Swiss meringue butter cream.


Apply a crumb coat, then place in the fridge for about 30mins, i then applied a second coat and put back in the fridge but this is down to preference not everyone does a second coat. Crumb coating is for catching the crumbs so they don`t go into the fondant, but also for your fondant to adhere to the cake.


Apply the fondant, eye and hair. I made the hair with a makins clay gun.


Make straps with black fondant. I used a stitching wheel and then applied Confectioners glaze to make the straps look shiny.


Grass piping tip for the cake board.


Finished cake. Hope you all like it. I looked at a number of horses head cakes on Google, so if you have made one of these thank you as i probably studied it lol.


Another angle of the finished cake. Hope you liked the picture tutorial. Jackie Smith.


Comments (9)

thank you for sharing your talent. Going to my fav
This is GREAT! Thank you so much for sharing!!! Definately going into my favorites for my daughters next birthday.
Thank you for sharing always wanted to try but never was confident enough thank you so much x.
Thank you for your kind responses and you are all very welcome. :)
Thank you. I will try this someday. It is good to see it un-iced to see how it should be cut.
Thank you so much for such a clear and easy to follow tutorial. You are very gifted and talented. I shall give this a try.
Thank you so much great tutorial.
Thank you all for your lovely comments. Jackie :)
This is amazing - my niece has been wanting me to make her a horse cake for years and I didn't know where to start. Thank you!
Do you mind sharing what 'confectioner's glaze' is? I have had other cakes where I've needed parts to shine and didn't know what to use.
Thank you! :)
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