My Little Pony Cake

My Little Pony Cake

A white cake recipe from The Nerdy Nummies Cookbook decorated with colorful fondant to look like a snapshot of My Little Pony!

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

Things you'll need

Ingredients (x2)
  • 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
  • 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!

(double the recipe)
  1. Preheat the 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 mixture 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 (PICTURE at 7:30).
  2. Cover the cakes with a crumb coat layer of frosting and then refrigerate for 30 minutes.
  3. Roll out light blue fondant about ¼ inch thick and then cover the 6-inch cake (PICTURE at 8:52). Use a knife to remove any excess.
  4. Roll out green fondant to ¼ inch thick and then cover the 10-inch cake (PICTURE at 9:16). 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 (PICTURE at 3:36).
  7. Place fondant pieces and pony figurines on the cake to create a scene (PICTURE at 10:09).
  8. TaDa! Friendship is magic, and so is this My Little Pony Cake!
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