This Prima Balerina cake was a cake for a first birthday for a little girl named Penelope.  She was darling!!  I started my cake with a 10 inch base topped with a 6 inch top.  This design was completely my own creation.  The first tier I frosted in butter cream and smoothed with Viva paper towel.  This really gives a great smooth finish on a crusting butter cream icing.

Then I placed my 6 inch on top.  I went over the 6 inch with a 2D tip making a rose swirl. I had bought the tutu with bodice from ETSY (they have the best decorations to put with your cakes! cheap too!).  The tutu with bodice was attached to a wooden rod that went down thru the center of the cake.  I cut roses from fondant using my Wilton rose cutters and set a group of 3 roses to the side.

I purchased a brooch (which was the size of my fist) on eBay ($8) and covered the back with fondant using royal icing to stick to the cake.  On each side of the brooch I placed a rose.  On the middle right, I made tiny ballet shoes from fondant, using my ball tool to hollow out the inside of the shoes. I placed a tiny rose on the shoes and secured laces inside the shoes. I made the roses about 2 days in advance. The ballet shoes were a quick add-on at the last minute.  You can imagine how gorgeous this blinged out cake was on a pedestal cake stand!