I just finished making a Sweet 16 cake.
The design was inspired by a cake the birthday girl saw and fell in love with.
The original cake was a topsy turvy, but I didn't feel ready to tackle that type of cake engineering challenge just yet. This was the tallest cake I've made, and more challenging than it might seem at first glance. That gravity defying bow around the middle kept me up a few nights when I was in the planning stages.
But I'm happy to say all that worrying was for nothing, because the bow stayed in place perfectly (even through a windy, bumpy drive in the car). Phew!
The design was also really different from most of the birthday cakes I've made. Usually I'm making them for my little nephew so I'm designing cakes with cookie eating monsters and ravenous caterpillars. It was a lot of fun working with hot pink fondant, I think I'll have to do it again soon!