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Party Recap

We had a great time with this theme and every generation seemed to have had a great time! It all came together well (whew!) and as a bonus, we can reuse our party costumes for halloween this year! win-win

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Party Highlights

  • What People Ate

    People really enjoyed the fruit and veggie trays! In fact, they ate so much, that our pasta barely got touched! (we'll be eating spaghetti for a week!) People also loved how the Rainbow Dash cake turned out (including myself!!) and, who can resist cereal treats?!

  • What People Drank

    We had bottled water and "Sweet Apple Farms" Applejack applejuice juice boxes - a favorite among those under 16!

  • Desserts

    Our main cake was "Rainbow Dash". The cake needed a bit more batter than 1 box made, so with leftover batter, we made mini rainbow topped cupcakes. (we used strawberry flavored Duncan Hines cake mix and used ener-g egg replacer and applesauce in leu of oil. Also, we had to tweak the "Bridled Horse" mold just a touch to make it more MLP-like. We used AirHeads Xtremes Rainbow Berry Sour Belts for the cupcakes, and homemade icing.) We also had fruity pebble treats and rice crispy treats (using brown rice syrup in place of marshmallows). We placed cotton candy on a stick for eatable "clouds", and had rainbow colored licorice twists along with colored, candy coated licorice.

  • Activities / Games

    We invited everyone to dress as their favorite Pony character and that was so much fun! We had a lot participate and it really took the party to a whole new level. We opened the party with our version of the "clothespin" game with our forbidden words being Pony and Rainbow. Our winner got to "taste the rainbow" with their own box of skittles (hidden behind our cloud on the mantel!) For the younger party guests, we had premade activity sheet packets to color, connect the dots, and complete the maze, etc. We also premade "cards" with MLP related characters & cutie-marks to play a few rounds of the "memory" game with.

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12 comments

  • Abbey B

    Abbey B wrote:

    I LOVE your cake, but which cake pan (brand and model) did you use! My little one is counting on a pony cake!

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    B H wrote:

    Hi Abbey, Thanks! I used the Wilton Party Pony Baking Cake Pan Mold #2105-1011 (I found it at Michael's). I shaved a little cake off the chin to get more of the character's rounded shape and built up the mane and nose a bit with extra icing! Good luck on your cake!!

  • Khalilah H

    Khalilah H wrote:

    Do you make the cupcakes!

  • Mandy V

    Mandy V wrote:

    Did you have any problems covering the bridle while decorating?

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    B H wrote:

    Not at all, Mandy. What I like about star tip decorating is, it's very forgiving of cake flaws!

  • Danikia M

    Danikia M wrote:

    What a beautiful party! Did you have to color your icing? I am a newby at cake making. I made a star tipped Pooh cake last year that turned out pretty good. Pooh's color was a little off as Wilton doesn't make/sell Pooh color now. I would love to make this Pony cake for my daughter next month.

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    B H wrote:

    Danikia, I made a big batch of homemade icing (just the sugar + shortening +flavor extract kind) and divvied it up into bowls (eye balled portions) based on about how much each color i felt i'd need. then just mixed in the tints until i was happy. If i remember rightly, i think I may have used "neon" food coloring on a few of the colors. Happy early Birthday to your daughter!

  • Alison M

    Alison M wrote:

    How did you get the candy to stay up to make the rainbows on the cupcakes? HELP!! I'm making these for a customer and have the cupcakes finished went to put the candy in and it fell over!

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    B H wrote:

    Alison, I did cut my candy a little shorter than they came in the package so that it wouldn't just fall in on itself. If I recall they were maybe 2ish inches from end to end. Just cut it to what you feel works on yours. Then of course, I just stuck the ends into the main icing which held pretty well. Then added the "white clouds" for the finishing look. Hope I've been any help! Good luck!!

  • Danikia M

    Danikia M wrote:

    Thank you so much for the response! I didn't realize you had! I thought I would get a notification or something but didn't so sorry. Another question please...did you use gel color or liquid? Thank you so much again!

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    B H wrote:

    Danikia, I used liquid from the local grocery store.

  • Danikia M

    Danikia M wrote:

    Thank you again! Would you mind if I posted a pic of your cake on ebay to show this cake mold can be used for MLP with minor alterations? I need to sell mine as I chickened out and didn't use the mold. I did make a MLP cake though. But was more of a barn theme with ponies. Thanks!