The bodice of her dress was piped using a star tip. Tiny ruffles, leaves and candy beads added the delicate embellishment. (And our 100 degree Alabama heat made this an off-the-shoulder dress. Let's just say that taking the cake outside for photos made a few alterations necessary.)
I covered the skirt in varying sizes of roses, piped easily with a large star tip. Little ruffles peeked out from the hem of the dress; leaves and candy beads added the final details.
Here she is, all dressed for the party and ready to make a little girl smile.
"Believing hear, what you deserve to hear:
Your birthday as my own to me is dear...
But yours gives most; for mine did only lend
me to the world; yours gave to me a friend."