If you can make a beautiful cake that is coordinated to your subject's tastes, than you can create a cake that will leave an everlasting impression upon everyone that will never be forgotten. The above story is just one example of how one must keep a mind upon the subject's personality. The subsequent result was a cake design that everybody at the party loved, including the child's parents!
Instead, I had discovered what the child really was interested in, and based a cake design on that interest. As such, my subject was not interested in, and
did not care for, this popular character. The reason was that this character was for children of a much higher age group. It was my intention to make a cake based upon a popular cartoon character, but this ended up being a bad idea.
Let's do a comparison: I have a two year old with a birthday that is soon arriving, and I need to make a cake for this young person. All of these ideas come back to a simple point: Make a cake based upon the subject's hobbies or interests. How about an work-related cake? Is it a business colleague's party? Than, maybe they would like a cake decorated as a racing car!
Is it a child's birthday? That is, who is your guest of honor, and what are their interests? First of all, before you begin baking your birthday cake you should ask yourself: What does my recipient like?