Yes, it's kitch. Yes, it's a myriad of grotesque colour. But gosh-darn if I am not proud of this little work of art! Two nights before Fern's birthday, I sat down with some paper and crayons and came up with this design for a My Little Pony cake.
Why My Little Pony? Well, Fern LOVES ponies, like most little girls. Her cousin has one, so she gets to get up close and personal often, and drives us all insane nagging us to go see the 'Nays!' every 3 minutes while we're on my parents-in-laws property, which is where the horses are kept. She also loves her My Little Ponies collection (I wish I'd kept my vintage ones from the 80's!) and and I'm always tripping over them strewn about the house.
So. My Little Pony it was! Dan and I baked a round vanilla, strawberry and chocolate marble cake the night before Fern's birthday. Dan then got up early to ice the cake with scary Royal icing and surprisingly (to us both) it turned out beautifully! We then decorated the top with Smarties, decorative glitter gel, candles and of course a little My Little Pony!
Fern adored her cake, and went to bed with her pony with a smile on her face..... unfortunately I didnt get any photos of her blowing out the candles. Here it is:
Dan and I have made a pact to one-up ourselves every year now in making our kids cakes. This is Fern's birthday cake from last year, hmmm tough call I reckon! Which do you prefer?!?!