First, Pop Sugar's gorgeous flower topped cake. And, no, they just didn't stick flowers into a cake. The secret is drinking straws! Click here to see the video of how to make this cake decoration as well as two others.
Desiree made over her Costco in ten minutes, much to the delight of her little girl. She added sprinkles and ribboned-topped skewers to bring out the festive.
Martha did something similar with balloons. So simple and sweet, no?
Bunting cake toppers are everywhere (do the google images if you don't believe me). For something a little different, how about swags of candy necklaces? Darling.
Arlee's store-bought cake was a shadow of its former self after she gave it the race-car treatment. See that one that's coming out the side? You won't believe what she used to protect the cake from its wheels and such. Very smart!
When I first saw this last idea, I thought, "No way was that a store bought cake." But it is. It started out as 2 Sara Lee pound cakes cut up and frosted with tinted white chocolate. The pearls are white gum balls, and the ribbon is sticks of Wrigley's Doublemint gum. Yes, a bit more labor intensive than our previous examples, but, the use of materials is genius.