For my main birthday cake I used a vintage fancy cake/mold pan and a bunch of pink, green and white icing. Now don't panic! That cockroach is a friend! We always put a little plastic cockroach on our birthday cakes and sing Happy Birthday to the La Cucharacha tune. Perfectly harmless, sanitary and sane.
Here is an image of the cake with it de-cockroached.
I was going for a fancy look with the cake icing decorations so it would be similar to my little hair piece:
It only took about 10 minutes to put the Happy Birthday hair assemble together.
It is just a printed image on a piece of photo paper with a tuft of netting and a hair clip glued underneath.
Now that the candles are blown out....bring on the gifts!