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Rocking Horse Christening Cake

by Karen Taylor


Celebrate a new arrival with this timeless Christening cake design in a simple colour scheme.

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This gorgeous cake would be perfect for a baby shower, christening or small child’s birthday and can be made in any colour. Both the side decoration and rocking horse are created using cutters so this project is an ideal challenge for a beginner.


  1. Covering the Cakes and Board
    Learn how to neatly cover a fruit cake with marzipan and sugarpaste.
  2. Decorating the Cake
    Decorate a cake with a multi-tonal spot design.
  3. Making the Rocking Horse
    Make the elements of a stylised rocking horse cake topper using Mexican Modelling Paste (MMP).
  4. Assembling the Rocking Horse
    Find out how to assemble a rocking horse cake topper.
  5. Finishing Touches
    Learn how to put together and personalise a celebration cake.

Occasion: Christening
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Featured in Autumn 2011 issue

Project by Karen Taylor

Karen Taylor

author of Rocking Horse Christening Cake

Karen Taylor is an experienced cake decorator and has been decorating cakes for over 10 years. She studied at Birmingham College of Food for three years, gaining NCFE levels 1, 2 and 3 in Cake Decorating, and has won many awards for her designs including Silver and Bronze medals at Salon Culinaire.