I few weeks ago I was contacted by a potential client who was throwing a birthday party for their mother-in law. She loves cardinals and wanted to have a wintery-themed cake with a cardinal and 'snow' on it's back. The inspiration for the design was based on a Christmas ornament photo that she sent me (included below). This was a chocolate cake with white icing. I searched online for pictures of a cardinal and then drew the bird on the cake with a toothpick. I was pretty excited about how it turned out, and the family seemed to really enjoy it as well!