This cake (vanilla cake with vanilla buttercream) was a special request for a special event. The couple pictured above are now celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary. Their daughter wanted to surprise them with a miniature version of their original wedding cake. As you can see, the original cake had a little bit of everything on it! Pillars, swans, roses, swirls, scallops, a butterfly, bells, tulle, you name it! Their daughter thought that the flowers and leaves were colored. I think some of them were gold or silver foil, even! So based solely on the photo above,this is what I created. I also did the topper. I found the swans on E-bay and the butterfly was actually from my wedding stuff.
Here's a picture of my cake in black and white, for fun. :o)