Kids are not down with eating fondant, actually, adults too. It looks great but tastes kind of terrible - like eating sugar play dough. Not that I have consumed play dough but I imagine that the texture is about the same. I still wanted a smooth look to the cake so I came up with this poured buttercream icing. It about the consistency of ganache but it's a buttercream so it stays soft. Piper wanted to keep the sock monkey, so I propped him up on some pink straws above the sticky icing.
Here's Pipey loving her cake, and jumping on the trampoline with Shea waiting for all her other friends to arrive to the birthday slumber-less party. Slumber-less because apparently, all the girls stayed up for the whole night last year. Which resulted in one of the girls not being allowed to sleep over this year because she has her annual dance recital the very next day. According to my sources, she was a wreck at the same annual dance recital the previous year. I'm just imagining it in my head now, a 10 year old flopping around in her dance costume with droopy eyelids and eventually falling asleep on stage.