Whenever I see a cake design I like, I make sure to save it in an "idea" file that I have. I've had this cake design saved for a while now...just waiting for the right occasion to make it. I was asked to do a cake for a Mom turning 60. I turned to my idea file and pulled out a few designs that I thought looked like "Mom" cakes. This was the one that was chosen.
It is an 8" round cake with a dome of rice crispy treats covered in fondant on top. I decided to use fondant so I could "glue" the daffodils to it. I was afraid if I just used buttercream that they would not stay on. The flowers were made ahead of time out of gumpaste. It took a little while to figure out how to make them but once I made a few I was in the groove. I primarily used this tutorial from http://www.make-fabulous-cakes.com/gum-paste-daffodil.html to make the daffodils. The stems were piped with a #12 round tip using green buttercream. The ribbon is not edible.
Honestly, I'm not happy with how the white shows through between the flowers, and I haven't come up with a solution for this if I need to made this cake again. However, "Mom" loved her cake and that's what counts!