my birthday was last week, and i usually make my own dessert. here's the cake and topper i made for myself. the cake is a funfetti cake with buttercream frosting. i used a boxed funfetti cake mix with some tweaks: i used butter instead of vegetable oil, milk instead of water and i added an extra egg. the buttercream frosting is from the grocery store bakery. i thought it turned out pretty yummy. for the cake base, i cut out some cardboard and covered with tin foil. then i cut out some decorative paper and glued it to the bottom (it's pink and pretty on the bottom now instead of gathered foil.) and for the cute cake topper: i took some bamboo skewers and tied across some red and white twine and added fabric bunting. i added a drop of glue to the bows on the skewers to keep the line in place. the fabric bunting are just small pieces of scrap fabric folded in half over the twine and glued front to back. super simple and quick and uber cute.