I LOVED all the bright colors on this cake! Bright colors always make the best pictures! Dora the Explorer was the request and I had to take a sophisticated turn for this cake. The stripes were probably my favorite, or the flowers, or the balloons.....
Gum paste little characters that took a super long time, but turned out so adorable. (That MONKEY!!! I had to repair him 4 times!!! The gum paste was too thin.)
Small styrofoam balls attached to wires covered in gum paste. I really wanted them too look like there were floating away, but I couldn't figure out how to do it without the strings breaking. Oh well, the bow ties them together instead!
Modeling chocolate stripes placed on a slab of modeling chocolate before placing on the cake. It also took a good amount of time but it was extremely worth it.
Happy birthday, Emma!! I hope your day was full of adventures!