The birthday girl's sister was the one who ordered the cake as a surprise, and she wanted something with right, something spirited, something fabulous! After a bit of discussion back and forth, we decided on this cute, funky cake.
Topsy turvy cakes used to be so intimidating, but after making several, they are getting easier and easier. The cake is covered in Satin Ice.
You can see that I am still experimenting with the gumpaste numbers on the top. This time I painted them with gold and vodka, and then applied little red flowers to the center.
And, of course, the bright red boa makes it even more fabulous.
This was a pretty fun cake to make, and a good one to close out the year. I am taking the rest of the year off, so Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! See you all in 2009!