Or, For Those Who Hate Fondant
This was a sweet 16 birthday cake with a special request: They didn't want the cake covered in fondant! Actually I know quite a few people who don't like fondant and wonder if it's possible to make a cake without it, or maybe just with normal icing and fondant decorations. Well, apparently it can be done! All the white part is buttercream icing.
I'm not a huge fan of fondant myself, so making buttercream that's just as smooth as fondant is something I really want to get better at. Here are some detailed pics:
It was also requested that the cake have lots of pink, so I went crazy with it :D I also was inspired by Marie Antoinette (I love that movie from a few years back), and Laura Ashley