Happy Birthday to me! Here's the cake I made for my 21st birthday. I took inspiration from Hand Made with Love's Peacock tutorial and altered the design of the feathers and colors to create a pheonix for myself. I love all things fantasy and since I've previously made a dragon, I wanted something new and special for myself. The entire pheonix is made of gumpaste, cut and painted by hand.
The cake is a chocolate stout, with orange chocolate mousse filling and orange swiss meringue buttercream. This was my first time trying the SMB and I love it. Of course, I've never liked American Buttercream.
Overall, I am so ridiculously happy with the way this turned out!