So, my best friend. Mele (otherwise known as Munch) turned the big 3-0 and to celebrate I made the cake.
The cake was a red velvet cake with cream cheese frosting, and it was my first attempt at making a fresh flower topper for a cake. Nana taught me how to wire the flowers so that I could make the topper using half of a floral Styrofoam ball. I also made the little jeweled flowers that are in the floral arrangement by gluing the crystal flowers on the ends of skewers I could then stick amongst the real flowers in the arrangement. I also made a bunch of butterflies on curling floral wire which stuck out of the cake, but I added those once we got to the party and the venue was too dark to get a good picture...but it looks pretty good without them too!
Happy Birthday Munch!