When my soon-to-be 7 year old niece requested a My Little Pony cake, I was quite nervous. I somehow managed to make a cute Olivia the Pig cake for her last year, which set the bar high. After some online research, I settled upon this cake.
I have never worked with gum paste before. Thankfully I decided on the cake design in advance since it takes 48-72 hours for the gum paste to harden and dry. I followed the directions on the mix, but it still didn't turn out as well as on the YouTube videos. I separated the pound of gum paste into six sections and dyed each section using Wilton food coloring I already had.
Next, I used the palms of my hands to roll out snakes of each food coloring. I used a basting brush to brush water along the sides of the gum paste so they would stick together.
After the gum paste hardened I was able to frost the cake in purple buttercream, arrange the stars along the side, and insert the rainbow into the cake. Obviously I cheated and used a plastic Rainbow Dash from Wal-Mart instead of attempting a gum paste pony. I was pleased with the final product.
Thankfully, the birthday girl seemed to like the cake, too!
And there you have it...a tasty, decorative My Little Pony Cake. Yum!