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My gymnast niece was celebrating her 9th birthday in our house.  I searched high and low for ideas but everything that caught my eye involved fondant. Considering my experiences with fondant I had decided earlier on not to go that way!

The truth here is that I tried this and that and ended up with a goodie basket cake. It was indeed a treat for the little gymnast who truly enjoys cookies and little cakes. Poor girl must be struggling in her gymnastics class now after her sweet holiday with all the fat going straight to her thighs!

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This cake is made of three layers of vanilla sponge with the middle cut out of the top layer. After icing the cake I filled the gap with Painted cookies, mini cakes, macaroons and cake pops. The icing is Swiss meringue butter cream.

 

 

IMG_7782 IMG_7759 IMG_7744 IMG_7743I got a little naughty here with these bikini cookies.. Saw them somewhere online and been wanting to try them ever since. I sneaked a pair of them on top of the cake, no one noticed.  😉IMG_7749

 

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