I came across this gorgeous birthday cake idea whilst checking out someone's blog (don't ask me who, I am terrible of keeping tabs! ooh, look, it was a photo by Leanne! she's over there someone on my blog roll. She has a great photography blog too) and thought what a gorgeous cake!!
Funnily enough, I have not long ago purchased a similar (though not as cute) little ornament from a $2 shop, that I thought would be a cute gift for my oldest daughter's next birthday (# 7). It's ages away, at the end of January, but my chances of ever seeing anything like it again were slim, so bought it and put it in the cupboard.
I was just going to give it as a little gift - but now I am inspired! I certainly wont be tangling with any marzipan in any shape or form, but I reckon with a sturdy enough cake and some generous applications of icing, perhaps I might be able to finally present a cake that doesn't look like a two year old has made! (perhaps I should be submitting to Cake Wrecks? sigh)