I don’t know about you, but I always have a hard time looking past Christmas into the new year at what events are coming up. January always seems still so far away until about the week before. This is why my aunt’s birthday, which happens to be January 1st, managed to catch me surprise. This simple birthday cake was so easy to throw together on short notice. This buttercream frosted cake is decorated with modeling chocolate. I used my brand new pasta attachment for my electric mixer to roll out a wide band of modeling chocolate for the bottom. I cut a scalloped edge around the top and poked holes with coffee stirrers to give it an eyelet look. The flower is white modeling chocolate tinted light yellow. Happy Birthday Brenda!