The mom wanted monkeys on the cake, because that was the theme of the party. Since she is one of four girls, she wanted 4 monkeys total on there. I wanted the cake to be cute and girly, and ended up deciding on doing them like on my Luau Cake I made a few months ago. I added the purple flowers to their heads to help with the girlishness.
After I put on the monkeys and the bow, I took a step back to look it over. The cake still seemed empty, so I piped on some sherbet-green vines, and added more flowers. Then I piped the 6 as well. It is a really sweet cake.
The next cake I made was a little bit of a repeat. They wanted the bottom tier with zebra stripes, but wider than the ones I have made before. They also wanted them horizontal. At first they wanted the top tier to be giraffe print (ack!), and I am grateful they changed their mind about that, because it would have been a tad too much. They ended up deciding on the top tier being polka dotted. I think it is perfect.
Happy Birthday to Hailey and Ciann!