This week at Bella Blvd it was all about remembering the people in our lives that make an impact! I truly am so blessed and beyond grateful for a few special ladies in my life. I was able to host a Bible journaling getaway, and it was such an honor to be surrounded by such talented and caring ladies! We laughed, we cried, and we learned so much about what it means to be a friend! A good friend teaches us how to encourage, love, and flourish!
It just so happened that one of those ladies would be celebrating their birthday while we were there! Her gal friends call her their unicorn because of her brightly colored hair, and we knew we wanted to get her an over the top unicorn cake. I wasn't able to find any unicorn cakes where I live, so I set about baking one myself. I'm fairly certain I haven't baked anything in the last 4 years, so no promises as to how it might turn out.
I began by drawing out the templates that I would use for the topper onto white cardstock. I then used those templates to create a horn, ears, and eyelashes from the Make Your Mark collection. This could be made easier with an electronic cutting machine; however, I was traveling, so I did not have access to one. When in doubt a pair of scissors and a pencil do just the trick! I picked out most of the florals from the ephemera pack as well to place around the ears and horn. Lastly I adhered toothpicks to the back with washi tape.
After I finished baking my layers, I slathered on my layers of icing and put on my topper! I then stuck on my eyelashes with icing. I think the cake turned out pretty cute, and that was all thanks to the Make Your Mark collection and those beautiful florals!
I'm so glad I was able to honor a special friend that weekend on her birthday, and I hope you're encouraged to create something out of the box for the special people in your life