I'm kind of happy with this one.
First time making daffodils.
I used royal icing for the flowers and stalks and the tall leaves that stand all around the sides of the cake. I let all these components dry for a day or so before attaching them to the cake with more royal icing.
As for the cake itself? I have no idea, though I suspect it was made up of alternating layers of chocolate and lemon. The layers were covered with tinted fondant, and then all the daffodil pieces were "glued" on.
I like the whole 3-D effect, with the leaves sticking up much higher than the top of the cake.
I don't think I've got "Happy Birthday" on there anywhere.
Not that anyone cared about that part of it.