A few weeks ago, I signed up for a craft exchange with a friend on Facebook, with full intentions of crocheting a quick scarf and calling it even. Well, said friend invited us to her 40th birthday party. Since, I have cake decorating skills, and she needed a birthday cake, I went with that instead. She sent me a link to the cake she wanted, and I obliged. My numbers didn’t cooperate, and tried to break, nothing a few strategically placed leaves couldn’t fix. Also I wasn’t excited about the buttercream border so I used fondant beads instead. I also used this tutorial for the roses. Much thanks for that tip, it definitely was faster than the gum paste roses I had planned to do. I think I’m happy with the outcome; the birthday girl was thrilled! Its a win!