Nathaniel's Welcome Cake!

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This cake was fondant covered with gumpaste buttons and a 50/50 gumpaste fondant monkey! The large gumpaste button (one on the back of the cake) saved it from utter disaster! As I leaned forward to place the cake (on the glass pedestal) onto the spot I was photographing it, the cake slipped off and smashed into the wooden rails you see behind!! Well, thanks to the hardened gumpaste button, it did virtually no damage!! Oh, so lucky!! The buttons are inspired by a cake done by a very talented artist on "Yummy Cakes By Lynn"!