So our little Boo is about to turn four (can't believe she's so grown up!), but I'm going to be away in Spain so I've been charged with making a topper for her birthday cake which I'll deliver a week before it's needed.
At first she wanted Mr Tumble's spotty bag, then a dinosaur, but then she saw a photo of my buttercream strawberry cake from last month and decided she wanted that. Couldn't do that a week in advance so I've made this instead.
First I made the flowers and leaves and left them to harden for a day. I decided to keep them simple and not airbrush them.
I made the strawberries out of rice krispie treat (made with marshmallow fluff, not gelatine so they are vegetarian), flavoured with strawberry and coloured pink.
Once the rice krispie treats were set hard I carved off a bit of the bottom, so they'd lie at the right angle, covered them in fondant and airbrushed them a deep red with a little black shading.
I love my airbrush!
When the strawberries were dry, I piped the seeds on with royal icing and added calyxes.
I arranged the finished pieces on a fondant disk that can just be popped onto a layer cake.
Now I just need to wrap the presents and I'm ready to deliver.
Happy birthday my darling girl. We love you very much.
P.S. There are 2 strawberries because I'm pretty sure her sister will want one too!