Happy birthday to my sweet little girl who is a big 2 today! It has been awhile since I delved into cake making (exactly one year since my last cake!) and I completely forgot all my cake skills! I couldn't even remember how to properly ice a cake, but here is the cake I made for her. I really wanted her to have an elegant cake rather than a "kiddie" cake. However, as I was doing the baroque fondant pieces the cake started looking like a wedding cake! So I kept the top more simple and added the birds instead of a floral topper.
The cake is a deluxe chocolate cake, tinted blue buttercream icing and the rest are fondant and gum paste. I got this wonderful idea to place the birds on with little lollipop sticks to give it some varying height dimension. Overall, not bad for a friday night's worth of cake making. Happy birthday to my little one!