Cate didn't wait for me to ask her what she wanted for her birthday cake. It had to be a ballerina cake. She is in ballet and loves it.
I made the ballet shoes and put wires in them so they stick into the cake. Click on the link for a tutorial on making shoes. I added my own embellishments like flowers and pearls.
for behind the shoes I put some fondant roses and butter cream leaves. This helped hide the souls of the shoes. I also placed a little ballerina on top of the roses for her toy gift.