Rather than face an impossible birthday cake this year, we opted for the simple layered look for Sophie, studded with smarties and decorated with musk sticks.
Note that the third layer disappeared into a puddle of cake crumbs when I cut it the wrong way. Sophie noticed that her cake was one layer short, but was soon distracted by the lighting of the candles.
The fairy on top was saved from immolation by careful candle placement. Plastic wings and acrylic hair in tact.