Whenever someone gives me a task to bake a birthday cake, I get all excited and frazzled at the same time. I love any excuse to browse my old cookbooks for ideas and inspiration. And when I’m sleeping, all I can dream about are cakes and frostings. Which is a change from the scary neighbor’s dog that constantly chase me whenever I walk home from school.
Anyways, I made this daisy cake for my friend’s birthday about a year ago. I made a two layer vanilla cake in a nine inch pan and frost it with my favorite vanilla buttercream. Then I took out my fondant flower cutters and had some fun! I went with the daisy cutters. I made a small bouquet of yellow daises out of fondant and then made a small polka dot bow to accessorize it. I use some buttercream tinted in green and piped them on for the leaves and stems. I still think that this looks more like a daisy-sunflower hybrid. Either way they do brighten up a birthday.