It is "baby" sister's birthday today and she asked for a cake! Here's the flower garden idea from http://familyfun.go.com/recipes/flower-power-cake-685974/
For the 'flowers' I bought small ready-made cupcakes from Pick n Pay, removed the paper wrapping, cut the bottom half off and in the case of the pink ones, removed the icing and re-iced with my own pink butter icing. They are then decorated with all kinds of sweets to your heart's desire.
Little tip: Place the cake on top of pretty, good quality and waxy gift wrap paper. Tuck waxy baking paper in along the sides BEFORE you start icing to catch the 'overflow' and then just gently pull the wax paper out when finished. This protects the bottom paper.
A sweet and easy success.