My little sister's birthday is coming up. I'm a begginer at cake decorating, so I would need a simple, but CUTE idea. I'm not good at cut cakes either, you know when you cut them to be a certain shape, ect. She loves shoes (high heels. lol, she's only turning two!), I'm not to good with flowers either. But I might be able to manage some brush embroidered flowers. If gumpaste is edible and easy to use, maybe does someone have any ideas on doing something easy but cute with gumpaste? The cake pans I would be using for this cake would be two round 9 in. pans, or a rectangular 13 times 9 in cake pan, or a heart pan. I REALLY need an idea, please post, and post a lot! Thankyou!!!
There is an entire gallery for children's birthday cakes. I bet if you browse through it, you'll find something you think she will like and at your skill level.
Here are a few that jumped out at me. You don't have to do tiers either; just modify any design to the size you are making.
Also, if the cake in a photo is covered in fondant, you can modify that and do buttercream if you are more comfortable with that. Figures, of course, would have to be done in fondant. Or you could always put a little toy figure on top.
You can buy Wilton fondant at Michaels/Joanns/Hobby Lobby with a 40% off coupon. Color the fondant, roll it out and use cookie cutters, or even free-hand cut some shapes and stripes to lay on your iced cake. It will look cute and be very simple!
Search the galleries. Tons of great ideas there
What about a present cake? They are easy to do and you can decorate them just about anyway you want. I have a couple in my photos. As far as gumpaste flowers ribbon roses are cute and easy to do. Good Luck.
I would probably get a shoe cookie cutter -- there is a high heeled pump one that is often sold for Cinderella/princess parties, it's pretty easy to find -- and use that to make fondant cutouts. Use premade fondant or play around with making MMF -- it's really quite easy. Cutouts placed on top of a cake frosted with BC is much easier to get right than covering the entire cake with fondant.
If you want to try something more like a sculpted cake, use the 9x13 pan and cut it in thirds, stack the three resulting rectangles with BC filling in between, and then decorate to look like a shoebox. For size 2 shoes. (If that's not a large enough cake, obviously you can modify by baking more than one 9x13 layer and then cutting to whatever size you need.)