This was a last minute order, they wanted something small and simple but that looked really pretty. I first made this cake in blue for my brother a few years ago so I new exactly what cake to do (please look in my cake gallery for pictures of this cake in blue). I find this cake so lovely with the big bow on top and perfect for a birthday.

This cake was a 6inch round cake covered in really bright pink icing / fondant, with all different shades in the bow and in the streamers. I added a bit of yellow into the cake just to break up the pink.The bows and streamers were made a few days in advance from gumpaste. Once they had set hard it was possible to put them into place and create the bow shape. I think my favourite part of this cake are the streamers coming out between the bow. These were created by cutting thin strips of gumpaste and winding them around pencils to keep their shape. I have put a close up image of these below…