Pony Cake

Pony Cake

Giddyap! It's time for a party. Make it special with a pony cake big enough to corral a bunch of kids. Print out this template and use it as a guide to cutting and assembling your pony.

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box Betty Crocker® SuperMoist® yellow or devil’s food cake mix
cup water
cup vegetable oil
container Betty Crocker® Rich & Creamy vanilla frosting
Red food color
container Betty Crocker® Rich & Creamy chocolate frosting
Tray or cardboard (20x15 inches), covered with wrapping paper and plastic food wrap or foil
small round chocolate-covered creamy mint
  1. Heat oven to 350°F (325°F for dark or nonstick pans). Grease or spray two 9-inch round cake pans. In large bowl, beat cake mix, water, oil and eggs with electric mixer on low speed 30 seconds, then on medium speed 2 minutes, scraping bowl occasionally. Divide batter between pans. Bake as directed on box for 9-inch rounds. Cool 10 minutes; remove cakes from pans to cooling racks. Cool completely, about 30 minutes. For easier handling, refrigerate or freeze cakes 30 to 60 minutes or until firm.
  2. Meanwhile, in small bowl, tint 1/4 cup vanilla frosting with red food color to make pink; place in resealable plastic freezer bag. Place 1/2 cup chocolate frosting in another resealable plastic freezer bag. Cut small tip off 1 corner of each bag. In medium bowl, stir together remaining vanilla frosting and chocolate frosting to make light brown frosting.
  3. Using serrated knife, cut off rounded portion of top of each cake to make level. Turn cakes cut sides down. Cut cakes as shown in template. On tray, arrange cake pieces as shown in template, attaching pieces to each other and to tray with small amount of light brown frosting. Spread thin layer of light brown frosting over entire cake to seal in crumbs. Refrigerate or freeze cake 30 to 60 minutes to set frosting.
  4. Frost entire cake with light brown frosting. With pink frosting, pipe on blanket; spread with metal spatula to make smooth. With darker chocolate frosting, pipe number on blanket. Pipe on hooves; spread to make smooth. Pipe on mane and tail, leaving in long strands to look like hair. Attach mint for eye. Store loosely covered.
Makes 12 servings
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Create an attractive display by covering a piece of sturdy cardboard with wrapping paper, then plastic food wrap. Stretch and secure with tape. Or cover cardboard with foil or cooking parchment paper.
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Nutrition Information:

1 Serving (1 Serving (Cake and Frosting Only))
  • Calories 440
    • (Calories from Fat 170),
  • Total Fat 19g
    • (Saturated Fat 4 1/2g,
    • Trans Fat 4 1/2g),
  • Cholesterol 35mg;
  • Sodium 360mg;
  • Total Carbohydrate 68g
    • (Dietary Fiber 0g,
    • Sugars 50g),
  • Protein 1g;
Percent Daily Value*:
    • 1 Starch;
    • 0 Fruit;
    • 3 1/2 Other Carbohydrate;
    • 0 Skim Milk;
    • 0 Low-Fat Milk;
    • 0 Milk;
    • 0 Vegetable;
    • 0 Very Lean Meat;
    • 0 Lean Meat;
    • 0 High-Fat Meat;
    • 3 1/2 Fat;
    Carbohydrate Choices:
    • 4 1/2;
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.