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This ballerina slipper cake was one I will truly never forget! I created this cake as a gift for my neighbor Allison. Allison is a dedicated ballet dancer, and I gave her this cake for her Sweet 16 party. She has been a fixture in our household since I started Sugar Dish Bakery, as she frequently watches my kids while I am working on cakes. She and her family have done so much for us that I wanted to make something really special for her. I was so pleased with how the cake turned out - the gum paste slippers I made really exceeded my expectations! I also think this cake embodies what I strive for in my cakes, which is balancing the beauty of design with deliciousness of flavor. The cake was chocolate with buttercream frosting - my favorite!