Birthday Sign and Treasure Hunt
For the cake, my son showed me the picture of the mask he wanted me to recreate (Toa Nuva Tahu’s). I baked the cake in a metal mixing bowl and then cut the sides off of it to make it more oblong than round. I did a base coat of frosting and then used some (rather old—please ignore the “wrinkles”) red fondant to create the mask. I used fondant (and a small paring knife) to free-hand the little masks for the friend cupcakes (I don’t like giving kids a piece of the big cake—too messy).