i used a new fondant recipe for this cake - and loved it! nothing fancy, melt marshmallows with water and lemon juice, then add in flavorings, corn syrup and powdered sugar. i did have a little cracking but the horse wasn't completely hardened.
this cake also has flowers on coiled wire to be placed in the top, but it had to travel to it's new home first. the horse is grey because that's what sparkle (the birthday girl's present) looks like. the party sounds fun with stick ponies to decorate and real horsie rides.