I had less than a week to make a reptile-themed cake for a 6-year-old girl. Yes, that's right, a GIRL! I took the order because it was for someone I know plus I thought it was doable (it was finished 12 hours before the deadline... I am a hopeless procrastinator).
The party was being held at a reptile zoo (boy, was it busy for a Sunday!) and I delivered it using the worse roads ever, but the cake arrived intact.
The top tier was vanilla cake and bottom tier was chocolate cake, both filled with vanilla Swiss meringue buttercream. All the decorations were fondant. I thought it would be cute to have 6 things to represent her age, since she was going to have a number 6 for her candle. My favourite item was the lizard dusted with gold.
Apparently, the cake was devoured and not even one reptile was left. That's when you know you have satisfied everyone's belly. :)
Happy 6th Birthday, Victoria!