Floral 30Th Birthday Cake


I made this cake for a friend's surprise 30th birthday party! It is a 10" and 8" both "Turtle" flavored (chocolate cake, filled with ganache, pecans and dulce de leche), iced with chocolate SMBC and covered with MMF. I did a lattice stencil on the sides (my first try at stenciling), it didn't come out perfect, but I think I know what I need to do differently for next time! The numbers, name and flowers are all gumpaste. My first try at any flower other than roses! I had to figure out the lilacs myself because I couldn't find a tutorial... overall I am very happy with the cake, it was a huge success at the party!