I saw this image of a birthday banner ( I think Martha Stewart) and I thought the colors and string banner idea were cute, so I decided to translate this to a cake.
First, I made orange and pink disks and punched two holes on the top with piping tips. Def two holes, not one, so the disks can lay flat against the cake. Then I cut out letters using Tapp-its to spell out Happy Birthday.
I also made a larger disk for the top.
Once dry, I strung all the disks together with a ribbon.
Here its all connected
I glued the circles to the side of the cake with royal icing and put little bows on the corner. Finished it off with a big #5 on the top.
Done Done Done and photographed with a nicer camera :) Enjoy