This past weekend it was our privilege to host my niece's SECOND birthday party. There was a lot of activity in our home as we celebrated the ongoing life of this very precious little girl. One of my favorite parts of this celebration was the fact that I got to make and decorate the birthday cake, which she affectionately called her "HAPPY" Cake.
Here are some pictures of the cake . . . I created each flower individually out of an interesting substance known as gum paste . . . I started by forming each petal, centre and leaf separately; Then I joined them together to create a flower.
The first and last pictures are of the finished product. I wish I would have used a colored background rather than a white one--I think the flowers would have stood out more. Also, for future cakes, I'm going to get something nice to place the finished product on, rather than using a cookie sheet covered in foil.
The middle pictures are of the cake before I had the final decorating done. At this point I was just placing the flowers to make sure they'd all fit properly before I iced the cake. I like these pictures because you can see the flowers in more detail.
The second-last picture is of me with my niece and her HAPPY cake.
*If you double-click on the images you can see them larger.