This one was for the daughter of a coworker. She played piano, so that's what gave me this theme.
The cake was chocolate, the filling between the layers was raspberry, and it looks like I didn't use fondant on this one at all. I piped the white "paper" on with royal icing and then piped the rest of it with black and brown royal icing.
I don't even think I knew Bill yet, so who knows where I got sheet music to copy. Hmmm.
Later in the year, I was asked to do a cake for this girl's brother. I don't know what else was going on with me but I was kind of a mess, mentally, and I actually backed out at the last minute. I'm not proud of it, and I think of it even now, eleven years later, with regret.