This was also made for Alin's birthday. As you can see, the ribbon and the cat figurine is an epic failure. I should really research and practice more with gumpaste as it should give a better result than the home made fondant. The guests couldn't figure out what creature that was on the cake! While they were not a total disaster, the fondant covering cracking and sliding off the cake was, which was why I resorted to so much cover-ups.
Imperfections aside, I was given credit for the much-loved and yummy orange cake. Also, muchas gracias to a very kind employee at a nearby Swensen's restaurant, who heard my panicky plea and gave me a single candle that I've forgotten to bring, free of charge.