If I’m only 20, how is that possible? (Ok, QUIET. A girl’s gotta be allowed to pretend, now and then. Even if the crow’s feet around her eyes INSISTS upon reminding her. Phooey.)
When we were ready to talk design, she started listing off the usuals associated with horses… cowgirl hat, horse silhouette, maybe some rope… but that just felt too BLAH to me.
Hence, my Google images search began… and I eventually came across this gorgeous art by Kerri Herer, combining sketches with floral photography… and we both instantly fell in love!
So we decided we should try to bring it to life. (Well, in cake form, anyway. In case you were confused.)
Ok, so I AM half Italian you know. A horse’s head is not SO surprising then, is it? (hee hee… KIDDING! Though most of the men in my family found it astonishingly fun to snicker about how there should’ve been sugar “blood” on the bottom of it and snuck into someone’s bed at night. Boys think they’re SOOOO darn funny, and are so CLEARLY entertained by themselves. Thank goodness someone is… but I digress… )
My hubba hubba burnin’ love cut me some MDF board… I used some plumbing piping bought from the local hardware store to rig up a solid structure (having covered any piping that would be touching the cake with modeling chocolate first, of course) and went to town.
Had no idea how she was gonna turn out… but after figuring out what to do with that blob of modeling chocolate that was to be manipulated into her face, a little airbrush action, and my wafer paper flowers (VERY fun to make, click HERE to get yaself some wafer paper), it all seemed to come together in the end.
And when my Lily walked into the room once her white horse head cake (that she later, affectionately named “Summer”) was finished, held her hand to her mouth and gasped, “Momma! It’s BEAUTIFUL!”, I instantly deemed this project a success…
and was just so happy that “Summer” actually ended up looking like a horse.
‘Cause, well… you just never know with these things. And kids have that “naked truth” factor going on that can often leave you whimpering in the corner. Knaw I mean?
Lily loved her horse.
And then we ate her.
Solid modeling chocolate head, with the neck being the cake. Click HERE to view my free video on how to make modeling chocolate!
You can blend in the seems of modeling chocolate so that they are invisible!
Petal dusts and airbrushed coloring. (You NEED an airbrush in your life. SAVE YO’ PENNIES. Click HERE to see mine.)