I just finished the cake. We had some minor and major catastrophies. First the mane slid off. I remembered reading about that possibility and use toothpicks tohold it up. Then when I was almot done frosting the horse, the cake started to crack in half from the weight of the frosting on the head.
. I threw the cake in the freezer on an angle and went to purchase bamboo skewers to hold it together along with some toothpicks. This morning I started to piece it together with a lot of frosting. It doesn't look bad from the front, but the back looks horrible. Good thing it's only family. I'd do it again because she's my niece, but hopefully next time it would go better.
Thanks for everyone's help.
Here's the link to the gallery photo: