I am so sad now that the girl is 3. I know it sounds bad, but I wasn't ready for her to get older. Despite of grief, I managed to make the pumpkin a birthday dress. I let her pick her own fabric and she wanted a "Marty" dress. Marty? The zebra from Madagascar. I think it turned out pretty cute. I think that I want one for myself. Which, by the way I am working on a womens line for the shop.
This is her poor, poor cake. It was going to be a 3 tiered masterpiece, complete with hand painted zebra stripes by yours truly. Unfortunately when I put the last tier on, the middle tier just wasn't strong enough. If I ever do this again DO NOT USE THE CAKE MIX WITH THE PUDDING!!! I managed to clean it up a bit and hid some of the damage with some ribbon. The girl still liked it. While I was making it I swear I could have been the next Food Network Star. I made fondant, colored it, rolled it out, put it on the cake and even did the rubbing thing that the cake decorators do when they put the fondant on. Watch out Duff Goldman. LOL!!!