I made this Betty Boop Birthday Cake by using a 10 inch square chocolate cake for the bottom tier and a 7 inch square sponge cake, set at an angle for the top. I placed the bottom cake on a 14 inch cake drum and placed the 7 inch cake on to a 7 inch cake board (prior to icing) Both cakes were attached to their boards and each other with royal icing.

I iced both cakes and board with white sugar paste and then attached the ribbon with royal icing. Prior to attaching the red ribbon to the cakes and board, I glued a thin piece of black ribbon to the centre of the red ribbon.

I cut 3 different sizes of heart shape out of red and black sugar paste and stuck these with sugar glue randomly all over each of the cakes. I only used small hearts to cover the board .

About a week before making the cakes, I cut some small hearts out of red and black sugar paste, that I had added gum tragacanth to in order to help them set. I attached wire to these hearts and once set I put them into a white cake pick along with some red and black feathers that I had purchased from a craft shop. I then pushed the heart and feather cake topper into the top tier and placed a Betty Boop ornament just in front, the ornament was attached with royal icing.

This is a very quick and easy way to make a Betty Boop cake, yet also very striking.