I had already tried sculpting with gum paste, but that was not successful. On my trip to the cake store, one of the ladies told me of modeling chocolate. I mixed up the recipe and began sculpting...here is the horse that took three hours to sculpt.
I was very happy with the horse and most importantly, Christina was happy. Next, was to design the rest of the cake to fit her "cowgirl" theme. Here is the finished cake.
...and the happy 5 year old