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25 Best Horse Cake Design Ideas

25 Best Horse Cake Design Ideas

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Do you have a horse-lover in the family with a birthday coming up? If so, these adorable horse cakes are great for finding inspiration, as they would make any equestrian happy on their special day.

Not only do these equestrian cakes taste great, but they all look amazing. Each one is as creative as the next, with intricate designs and decorations. They all have an amazing attention to detail, with different unique horse designs.

Chocolate Horse Nuggets With Shavings

Realistic horse droppings and shavings cake idea
Cake by Joy Lynne VanHoven

This hilarious cake will give any equestrian who has mucked their fair share of stalls a good laugh. A brand new pitchfork is topped with delicious chocolate dipped oreo balls and chocolate cake to give the appearance of mucking poop.

The base has a layer of crushed-up graham crackers to resemble shavings, making for a tasty and clever horse cake.

Horse Riding Birthday Cake

Pink horse riding cowgirl cake
Credit: Klis Cakery

This two-tier chocolate horse birthday cake with fondant creates an elegant cowgirl design. The model horse on top makes a fun cake topper that the birthday girl or boy can keep afterward.

Horse Poop Cake

Don’t worry, this cake tastes much better than it looks! The horse poop is actually brownies formed into balls, and the flies are fondant. The chocolate cake is frosted with green buttercream to replicate grass, in addition to a chocolate buttercream filling.

Horse Head & Neck Cake

This elaborate life-like horse head cake design idea is almost too pretty to eat. It is a delicious chocolate cake with vanilla buttercream frosting. The horse is masterfully freehand sculpted and carved from fondant.

Horse Stable Cake

YouTuber Little Cherry Cake created this beautifully designed horse stable jam sponge cake. See how to make it here on YouTube.

Maximus from Tangled

This incredible cake beautifully depicts the beloved Tangled Disney horse character Maximus lying down. The elaborate design is sculpted with ganache, buttercream, fondant, modeling chocolate, gum paste, royal icing, and even rice crispy treats.

Dressage Arena

This clever sponge cake is has a jam and cream filling, with brown sugar on top to replicate a dressage arena complete with letters and a gum paste fence. A toy model horse and rider gracefully tops the cake, bringing the entire design together.

Haflinger Cake

This stunning life-like cake beautifully captures a Haflinger horse with incredible attention to detail.

Riding Equipment

Complete with a helmet, hay bale, rider, crop, and horseshoe, this adorable cake is a showstopper. It is a Madeira sponge with white chocolate ganache, raspberry conserves and vanilla cream filling, and paste decorations.

Rosette and Flowers

Elegant horse, flowers, and rosette horse cake
Credit: @cakebybrenna

Classic and elegant, this round cake features a lovely horse surrounded by rosettes and flowers.

Round Horse Head Chocolate Cake

Round horse head chocolate cake

A beautiful and simple chocolate sponge in the shape of a circular horse’s head includes decadent chocolate buttercream frosting and fondant accents. Created by the popular cake artist ‘The Icing Artist,’ see how to make it here on Youtube.

Realistic Horse Head

Realistic white horse head cake design idea

An elegant realistic-looking white horse head sponge cake made with Super Smooth Sattina Icing and a luxury sugar paste. Created by Cake Craft World, see how to make it here on YouTube.

Horse & Field

Horse and field cartoon cake idea
Cake by Andrew Fawcett

Made with a vanilla sponge with buttercream and jam inside, this cake features a cute horse out to pasture. The fence is cleverly built using Kat Kat bars, along with green fondant for grass.

Horse Laying Down

This two-tier horse cake features a charming horse laying in a fondant pasture complete with hay bales, apples, and carrots.

Girl’s Horse Birthday Cake

The classic round cake was made specifically for a little horse-loving girl’s birthday. It features a cute pony sitting down surrounded by delicate flowers.

Pink Pony Cake

Two palomino horses, horseshoes, riding boots, and a helmet sit atop this traditional round horse birthday cake with a pink fondant covering.

Cartoon Horse Cake

Instagram: @h.a.s.cakes

This adorable chunky gray pony sits in an upright position, complete with a carrot. This is a vanilla Madeira horse cake with vanilla buttercream.

Horse Show Cake

Horse show clothing and equipment cake
Instagram: @kandikakesbakery

Not one, but three tiers make up this lovely horse show-themed cake. The first tier features a riding coat and stirrups, the second tier includes a ribbon and helmet and the third tier features a sitting horse atop a purple pasture.

Palomino Pony Cake

Palomino horse cake for kids
Instagram: @fraufondant

A graceful palomino pony built from fondant sits atop a cute round cake made to look like a pasture.

Saddle Pad Cake

Saddle pad horse cake
Instagram: @ark_ange_n_ace

Simple and elegant, this horse cake’s design is a dressage saddle pad. There is precise attention to detail all throughout. The cake is a white chocolate mud cake with white chocolate ganache and fondant.

Horse and Apples

Plain sponge cake filled with vanilla buttercream makes the base for the fondant pasture with fencing. A pudgy pony sits atop surrounded by red and green apples.

White Horse Cake

White horse cake idea
Instagram: @jess.takesthecake

This horse birthday cake features a lovely white horse peacefully lying and stirrup and ribbon decorations on two white tiers. The first tier is pineapple with strawberry filling, and the second tier is marble (strawberry and chocolate) in addition to strawberry filling, making for a mouthwatering combination.

Horse Head Round Cake

Round horse head chocolate cake
Instagram: @tinatintakovacic

Complete with a buttercream swirl forelock and mane, this adorable round horse cake is simple yet lovable. It is a rich chocolate sponge with delicious raspberry, chocolate, and vanilla fillings.

Horse Racing Cupcakes

Classy and fun, these horse racing cupcakes feature a unique topping on each one, including horse and ribbon designs. The horse cupcakes are vanilla with buttercream frosting.

Jumping Cake

Cute  horse jumping cake with flowers and horse riding equipment
Instagram: @endulzartepanama

This two-tier cake with fondant covering includes fun horse decorations, such as a white horse, jump, boots, ribbon, apples, carrots and hay bales.

Pony Cupcakes

With green buttercream for grass, these charming cupcakes feature fondant ponies, ribbons, or horseshoe designs.