This 10" vanilla cake is filled with a fresh lemon raspberry butter cream. Everything on this cake is edible except for the dowel holding up the mannequin and I used wire to make the pins for the pin cushion.
I made a little fun apron for our mannequin though the aprons that Sue makes are much prettier. She made me and Melissa an apron when we started on our baking and decorating venture, and we wear them proudly.
The needles were made with gum paste and threaded with fondant with one of them going through the cake. Swatches of fabric, pieces of trim, buttons and spools of thread were all made from fondant.
This is a back view of the cake. A real tape measure was used to trim the edge of the board and the board is covered in a pretty lilac fondant and imprinted with quilted patterns. Colourful fondant buttons are scattered over and around the cake.
A swatch of fondant fabric with the # 60 made to look as if it were stitched on was placed front and centre to celebrate Sue's wonderful 60 years. All in all I think it's a fun cake and was lots of fun to make. I'm sure Sue will love it.
Happy Birthday Sue!