While this was being accomplished the girls were making and decorating flowers and little dragonflies, ladybugs and the like. (Me? I was sewing.)
Then there was the fondant or no fondant discussion. A compromise was reached.
And a cake of two halves created. Helen did the cascade of flowers on the side with fondant. Emily did the garden with lovely insects and flowers with our names written in them to show where our first slices were to be had on the buttercream. The result was a gorgeous cake I think.
Then we ate some.
There is lots left and I am happy to share.