I got a cake request from a friend for her daughter's first birthday party. She said she wanted "bright colors" and that the theme was Hawaiian/luau. So this is what I came up with. I wanted something that matched this little girls personality: bold, fun, and super cute! I think it turned out pretty good. Except by the time I took these pics, the icing had started to slide down, so that's why the cake looks like it is buckling. But I was happy that the colors matched the decor colors perfectly!
Decorating this cake was a ton of fun! I just made up my own design. I typically draw my cake designs out first but I've never had a time where I follow the design completely...I always make changes. The only problem I had with doing this cake was baking the cake, of all things (Something ALWAYS has to go wrong!). For some reason the cake wouldn't bake all the way through, I think that is because I used bake-even strips and a heating core together...I think. I Can't think of anything else that might have caused the cake not to bake. Because of that, I had to slice off a huge chunk on the top so then it was too short so I had to bake another cake!