Today is the 1st birthday of the daughter of one of my husband's co-workers. He and his wife asked me almost a year ago to do their daughter's first birthday cake! Her mom wanted a small giraffe cake, it is only 6" round, for Brynnlee to have all to herself. The cake has a giraffe skin pattern with a pink ruffle & bow at the bottom.
By request it was all done in buttercream frosting. Some things (like ruffles and bows) are really better done in fondant though!