My friend Sarah helped move us into our apartment when we moved to St. Louis 2 1/2 years ago. I hadn't even arrived yet, but she said she knew she had found a friend when she saw the box labeled "Kara's Cake Decorating Stuff." The first year we lived here we literally lived across the street from Sarah and her family. Now we're still close, but it's a lot easier to drive.
So two years ago Sarah and I made a cute pink flowery cake for Miss G, the older of her two children. It was pink. It was cute. It had some flowers. It had a lot of sprinkles on it, because that is how you impress a five-year-old. They will not be impressed by gum paste flowers or exquisite details. If you want to really impress them, dump on the sprinkles.
Last year we made a cake for Miss G's sixth birthday. It was also pink. It also had flowers. And, of course, it also had sprinkles. It was accented with a Belle figurine on top, because that made it a princess cake.
This year Miss G is focused on the Rainbow Magic Fairy books, particularly the Jewel Fairy series. Her requirements for her birthday cake were that it be a purple fairy cake. There has been a coup in the color hierarchy and purple is now on top. So, here is the picture of the purple rainbow cake. The fairy will be added tomorrow. It's not an impressive fairy, just a paper figure of Amy the Amethyst fairy. If you want an impressive fairy (or impressive cake) you have to talk to Jewel.
The cake turned out as we planned as is accented by, rather than covered in, subtle sprinkles. Miss G will undoubtedly notice that I misplaced yellow. It should have come after orange, but I wasn't paying attention to what I was doing until it was too late. Not a big enough mistake to end up on Cake Wrecks.
Tomorrow at the birthday party, the cake will have purple jewel lights around it. I think Sarah and I really know how to impress the seven-year-old crowd.