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My Little Pony Cake


Yields one 10-inch round and one 6-inch round cake

The things you’ll need

Ingredients
  • 1 cup + 2 tablespoons milk
  • 2 ¼ cups sugar
  • 7 egg whites
  • 3 cups all purpose flour
  • ¼ teaspoon + 1/8 teaspoon almond extract
  • 3 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1/8 teaspoon + a pinch of salt
  • 3 teaspoons baking powder
  • 6 tablespoons shortening
  • ¾ cup salted butter
  • Red, white, orange, yellow, green, blue, purple, and pink fondant
Equipment
  • Large mixing bowl
  • Medium mixing bowl
  • Electric mixer
  • Rubber spatula
  • Offset spatula
  • 10-inch round cake pan, lined and sprayed
  • 6-inch round cake pan, lined and sprayed
  • 10-inch round cake board
  • 6-inch round cake board
  • Small fondant roller
  • Large fondant roller
  • Fondant tools
  • White buttercream frosting in a decorating bag

Let’s get started!

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, and salt until well combined.
  3. Cream together butter, sugar, and shortening until light and fluffy.
  4. Add egg whites one at a time, mixing well between each addition.
  5. Add the vanilla and almond extracts and mix well.
  6. On low speed, alternate adding the flour mimxture and the milk to the butter mixture, beginning and ending with the flour mixture.
  7. Pour the batter into the prepared pans and bake the 6-inch cake for 45 minutes, and the 10-inch cake for 1 hour.

Time to decorate!

  1. Trim the tops of the cakes using a cake leveler and then cut each cake horizontally into 2 layers. Assemble on a cake board, spreading frosting between each layer.
  2. Cover the cakes with a crumb coat layer of frosting and then refrigerate for 30 minutes.
  3. Roll our light blue fondant about ¼ inch thick and then cover the 6-inch cake. Use a knife to remove any excess.
  4. Roll out green fondant to ¼ inch thick and then cover the 10-inch cake. Cover a 10-inch cake board in green fondant.
  5. Place the 10-inch cake on the cake board. Use large straws as support to stack the 6-inch cake on top of the 10-inch cake.
  6. Use colored fondant to create a rainbow, trees, bushes, apples, clouds, and cutie marks.
  7. Place fondant pieces and pony figurines on the cake to create a scene.
  8. TaDa! Friendship is magic, and so is this My Little Pony Cake!