I've been making marzipan ponies again - this time for H10's birthday, so there were 10 of them to do. R8 made two of them (and all of the ears) and they took up candle-holding duty on the cake. I make them following a tutorial on YouTube (click here) which is for fondant (which I hate, hence the marzipan). They've all been eaten now but I have promised to make some more permanent ponies out of Fimo.
The cake was a basic sponge with chunks of white chocolate added and the icing was a custard-based buttercream mixed with a white chocolate ganache with some icing sugar added to make it thick enough. The result was delicious and fudgey and exactly (and accidentally) what the birthday girl had ordered.
In the meantime my car's been off the road with radiator trouble, I got bitten by a collie during my long Sunday run, we've all got colds (again) and the weather's been rubbish. I've taken refuge in cleaning, the seed catalogues and day dreaming about summer.