Coolest 21st Birthday Cake for a Godchild

This 21st birthday cake is very special to me. My godchild turned 21 last October and I wanted to incorporate all the things a person can do when they turn 21! The last cake I made her I was not happy with, so with this one I wanted to redeem myself and I think I did just that.

The cake on top is an 8 inch round covered in white fondant with a green polka dot ribbon around the base. The cake itself was red velvet with cream cheese icing. I wanted this cake to be special so I got the idea to separate the two cakes with a plastic margarita glass with lime green jello in it. The bottom round is the same as the top but I cut a hole hole in it to set the glass down so it could rest on the cake board.

Margarita cupcakes were make with real margarita mix and lime zest. My husband thought of the casino chips to put on top of the icing. Nice touch! The top tier has a mini drink shaker with a wooden W that I painted lime green. I also added a 21 I painted onto a round piece of craft wood.

All in all the cake was a hit and I was very happy with it.