this was my first chocolate cake from scratch! all the frosting was from scratch too. the only "store bought" items were the fondant and top half of the princess.
the bottom base is filled and frosted with vanilla buttercream...then covered with green vine-imprinted fondant. the princess' dress is completely edible...covered in vanilla cream cheese frosting. the top part of the dress is fondant...which took a while to match the color with the frosting.
the letters CAKE mimic a tv show that is a family favorite where all things are created by the spelling of its name. the cherries were by request of the birthday girl...and were immediately eaten the second she blew the candles out!