The cake! My go-to Magnolia Bakery vanilla cake, ganache filling, and chocolate buttercream.
I added an umbrella as I was sketching, I thought it was sorta cute. And thanks to an evening run to Wal-Mart by the hubbin', I thought it came out pretty cute. It's made of gumpaste, which hardens better than fondant and is more sturdy since it was going to be wobbling off the side of the cake. I rolled out the green and the brown fairly thin and stacked them, then cut the openings in the brown so the green would show through. The perfectly round shape? I draped it over a Styrofoam ball that I covered in plastic wrap. Brilliant!
Diving board- It was a pool, I thought it appropriate.
Beachball- Cammie asked for some pool toys. I had beach balls, noodles of varying colors, swim rings, and one of those inflatable rubber ducky ring things.
But of course the nice blue gel makes a nice big mess when the birthday boy gets into it. :)
Happy 1st Birthday Miles!