The vanilla cake was paired with vanilla Swiss meringue buttercream, topped with fondant and fondant decorations. Lots of gold accents here: the numbers, letters and stars and wire were coloured with a gold spray; the pearls were gold lustre-dusted.
Earlier in the morning to early afternoon, the weather was horrible... one of the worst conditions you can get for fondant: RAIN. Luckily, it let up by delivery time, but we still had to combat fondant's Nemesis #1: Humidity. Good thing I put toothpicks to help keep the numbers upright for the 40-minute (very) bumpy ride because it arrived intact.
I hope the birthday lady enjoyed her surprise cake!