This is a carrot cake with a cream cheese filling and is covered in fondant. The flowers surrounding the cake are made out of colored fondant. I stuck to the floral theme but wanted it to be both fun and elegant. I think birthday's should always be fun and I think a cake should represent that. But I didn't want this cake to be only fun. I wanted to incorporate the flowers in an elegant and modern way since this cake was for a customer's mother. I think all mothers deserve a little elegance. I had a lot of fun making this cake and I hope Linda has a wonderful birthday!