Another coworker cake. This is an example of the sort of cake I'd make when I didn't know the person very well. In this instance, it was a temp...or maybe she was a real hire...either way, she wasn't there for very long. Just long enough for me to make a cake.
The cake itself was chocolate - one ten inch round and one twelve inch round.
The frosting was a mix of chocolate icing and raspberry preserves (strained, to get rid of the seeds).
According to my notes, the smaller layer is actually supported by drinking straws, and does not just sit on the larger layer.
The covering is fondant that I'd colored yellow, and the pattern was copied (loosely) from a roll of wrapping paper. It's a bit hard to decipher, but the pink sections say "Happy Birthday Jody."