Ann Reardon

My Little Pony Cake Rainbow Dash

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My little pony, my little pony. What is friendship all about? If you know the song, sing along and get baking because this cake will be popular in your household. It’s covered in m&m’s and only the tiniest bit of fondant for the details. And I’ve developed a brand new frosting recipe for you try.

To make the My Little Pony Cake you will need

Serves 35 people.
If you would like it to serve less people make half the quantity of cake and only make it one layer high.
1 1/2 quantities of chocolate cake baked into 3 trays 15inch (38.1 centimetres) x 10inch (25.4 centimetres) x 1inch (2.54 centimetres)

Jello frosting recipe
2 packets jello (jelly) 85g (3 ounces) each preferably blue for this cake but can be any flavour.
750millilitres (25.36 fluid ounces) cream (35% fat) (what type of cream should I use)
700g (24.69 ounces) compound white chocolate

Here is a brand new frosting recipe that I invented for you.
Place the powdered jelly into a saucepan and add the cream. Give it a good stir and leave it unheated for around 5-10 minutes for the gelatin to bloom.
Turn on the heat and stir until all the gelatin and the sugar are dissolved and it just starts to boil.
Turn off the heat and add the compound white chocolate, stir until melted.
Pour into a bowl and place in the fridge for a couple of hours to chill. Whip it up and you’ll get a beautiful smooth fluffy frosting in the colour and flavour of your jello.

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360g (12.7 ounces) pale blue M&M’s
270g (9.52 ounces) blue and 75g (2.65 ounces) blue mini M&M’s
90g (3.17 ounces) yellow and 15g (0.53 ounces) mini yellow M&M’s
90g (3.17 ounces) red and 15g (0.53 ounces) mini red M&M’s
90g (3.17 ounces) green and 15g (0.53 ounces) mini green M&M’s
135g (4.76 ounces) orange and 15g (0.53 ounces) mini orange M&M’s
90g (3.17 ounces) purple M&M’s or smarties

Cover the cake board in foil and add one and a half tray cakes, cover in a thin layer of frosting and then another layer of 1½ cakes.

Print out a picture of rainbow dash cake size. Place it on the cake and cut around it using a serrated knife.

Cover the whole cake in a thin crumb coat of frosting and then once that has set add another layer of frosting over the top.

Add the M&M’s starting with mini m&m’s for the outline

Make the eye and rainbow on the hip from fondant, see video for instructions. Add into place on the cake.

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by Ann Reardon How To Cook That


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146 Comments View Comments

  1. Rating: 1

    Laborious recipe

  2. Rating: 4.5

    THIS is definitely a once in a lifetime type of cake and a Road straight to type 2 diabetes. YUM. Thanks for the tip about jello (jelly in Australia) for the frosting. I can see it having a multitude of uses in place of a chocolate ganache.

    • Wow my son would love to be able to do this

  3. Rating: 5

    thank you so much for this idea!! I made it for my little sister’s birthday cake, but she doesn’t like chocolate (and her fav pony is twilight sparkle) so I had to improvise with vanilla sponge and frosting instead of M&Ms. she loved the cake and it tasted awesome! I’m a huge fan of your channel, and it makes me way too excited for other people’s birthdays because I get an excuse to try new baking

    • Beautiful cake Isabelle, well done on improvising to suit the birthday girl ?

  4. Rating: 5

    Just made this cake for my niece’s 3rd birthday and it was a huge hit! Thanks for the tutorial.

    • Wow, looks amazing well done Ashley and happy birthday to your niece

  5. Rating: 5

    Thanks for such wonderful inspiration, I’ve made a similar cake for my daughters 4th birthday using buttercream instead of m&ms (choking issues for my little legs and her friends were a concern). Although it took a while and I had a mini break down in the middle that it would be rubbish it ended up ok ??

    • ???looks great felicity, that’s a lot of piped stars ?

  6. Merci beaucoup ce fut un vrai succès pour les 4 ans de ma fille.

    • Ce sont de bonnes nouvelles!

  7. This is lovely. I am wonder OB ng how long the m&ms can be placed into the icing before the color from the m&ms would start to bleed? I am curious approximately how much time would be allotted for placement of m&ms?

    • Hi Marcie, It will depend on how quicly you work. I watched Ann do this and because she had a clear plan it was done in under 15 minutes. The m&m’s did not bleed with this frosting. The cake was made and decorated the day prior to serving and there were no issues. Some other types of candied chocolate, smarties or beanies do tend to colour bleed more readily so I would definitely make sure it is assemblied no more than a day out from service and test out your candies prior.

      • Wonderful! Thanks so much for the feedback!

        • Hi Ann,
          I am in process of making the cake and am wondering if it needs refrigerated because of the cream? I think not because its boiled, but want to check please. Thanks!

          • Hi Marcie, The finished cake should be okay on the bench overnight if kept cool and away from direct sunlight. If you want to keep the frosting for longer then refridgerate.

  8. Hey Ann! I was wondering so I would like to have a different pony breed but I cant find a good base for it! how would you suggest I change the mane tail and add a horn?

    • Hi Sarah, It really depends what you are after. Check out this recipe for a unicorn horn. If you don’t want a rainbow tail, you could create it with beans of different shades of the one colour.

      • ok! thank you! P.S. Sorry for later reply :/

  9. Where do you find the M&Ms?

    • Hi Jane, Ann got her M&m’s from the supermarket, but you can buy one colour bulk lots on line if you prefer.

  10. Thanks, was a great hit. I like the frosting, it turned green as I was making it and I just added blue food colour.

    • Hi Kate, It looks great and well done on the problem solving.

  11. Hi Ann,

    Could I make a vanilla cake instead? Do you have the correct measurements for that?

    • You could use a vanilla cake. Here is an old recipe of Ann’s that uses vanilla cake: > I estimate you would need 4 quantities of this recipe. 3 might be enough but the lighter cakes are harder to sculpt so I would rather you had extra to play with and any leftovers could be used for cake pops or trifle (etc)

  12. Compound white chocolate. What exactly is that . In the us we having white melting chips I don’t know if that would work or not

  13. Thanks for the tutorial, it was worth the effort. This cake was a big hit! I entered in an office dessert contest and won:)

    • Looks amazing JessD!

  14. A slight variation as I couldn’t find the light blue or purple M&Ms (without buying 1kg bags online!). I used jelly beans instead.

    • Great problem solving Loretta and your cake looks great too.

  15. Love the idea of this cake. I don’t know what happened but my jelly frosting split when I whipped it. Ended up using butter cream. I think it turned out well.

    • The cake looks beautiful just the same. I hope Amelia loved it!

  16. Thanks for your idea!! In the U.K. we use smarties!

    • Gorgeous! Hope it was thoroughly enjoyed!

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