It is iced in butter cream and all of the details are made of fondant. The blue jay birds are painted on white fondant.
Now let's think spring~ This fun birthday cake is for a little cutie turning one, her mother wanted butterflies on the cake. When I couldn't find a butterfly cutter I liked, I decided to make them freehand. I drew a butterfly shape on cardboard and cut it out with a sharp blade. I layed the cardboard cut out on purple fondant (rolled out to about 1/16th of an inch thickness). While holding it firmly in place, I cut out the butterfly shapes. Then I drew patterns onto the wings with a black food writer.