I should have posted right after making this cake. It has been too long to remember all the details in this one, but it was such a fun cake to make and being so technically challenging, I ended up have zero issues which was a surprise. It is a two layer cake with a really wide top layer to support the gum paste tiki mask. Almost everything was made with gum paste so that it dried hard to support the detail. All the flowers are gum paste as well.
Gum paste hibiscus flower.
Gum paste tiki mask in detail.
More gum paste tropical flowers.
Lei flowers were made with fondant.
I even made tiki torches to be lit as the birthday candles.
The birthday boy and his cake!
Happy Birthday, Phillip!