I generally do not purchase items to place on cakes. I often prefer to handcraft things instead of plopping some plastic crap on my cakes. However, I was just so enticed by these adorable fairy figures that were actually usable stamps after coming off of the cake that I just could not resist. Plus, I was pregnant, so the easier the better! Of course my daughter was thrilled to get some fun little toys after her cake too, so maybe that plastic crap isn't so bad after all. I did a lot of cutting and stacking with this cake. I believe it was about a full double layer sheet of cake when all was said and done. It was delicious, and my little birthday girl adored her cake. What more could I ask for?
Cutting and shaping cakes is a lot easier than it seems. You just need a little practice. Most importantly, make sure that if you plan to cut and stack or sculpt cake that you are working with a sturdy cake. There is nothing worse than trying to do this work with a crumbly cake. You can even buy cakes un-iced at your local bakery or from me to practice! And, I am sure your family and friends will be thrilled to help you get rid of your practice cakes.