Last year, I saw a guy with a case of champagne, offering a bottle in exchange for each shoe. It was working, too. It helps to be creative. The point is, I think Charlotte deserves a birthday Muses shoe, and a wild headpiece has got to make at least one float rider swoon.
Yes, that's a little shoe centerpiece:
I've worked on and off as a cake decorator in the past, so I knew I could make a convincing birthday cake. I found a tutorial on faux cupcakes that suggested lightweight spackle, which ended up having an uncannily similar texture to icing. It's a little delicate, but it should last through the night, as long as drunken mishaps are kept to a minimum. I went ahead a bought premade royal icing roses instead of trying to attempt them with the spackle, since icing flowers require just the right consistency to hold their shape. I coated everything with a spray matte finish, which should hopefully prevent them from so easily melting. I can't wait to see what reactions she gets.
Oh, speaking of cakes, I'll be decorating a real one coming up soon. A couple is getting married on Mardi Gras day, dressed as merpeople, complete with a ship float to ride through the streets after their nuptials (I couldn't make this up if I tried). Naturally, they need a mermaid themed cake for the event. Should be pretty epic. Stay tuned.