I didn't want to just make a cake and then have it be thrown away, or eat it all myself, so I am dedicating this cake to my friend James Yu! Happy Birthday tall asian chinese ninja man! This cake is a pretty good representation of him because at first glance, you can see that he's a 6 foot 5 (w/o shoes) tall chinese man, and he basically towers over everyone. Although it may seem like a burden, we all seem the advantages in having such a tall person as a friend. The giraffe in the cake represents him because he helps us out when we're in need, not just when it comes to vertically challenging tasks, but things in general as well.
This hedge maze is made out of a vanilla and chocolate cake recipes that i swirled together to make a marble fudge cake. I asked James what kind of cake he wanted and realized he eats anything and everything, so he gets the best of both worlds! The grass is piped on with buttercream that I colored green (can you say major hand cramp?). The giraffe is made of rice krispies that I made myself as well, and then covered in fondant. The bunnies, bird with the bluetooth microphone headset, and bunny ears are also made of fondant! I love the image's concept of the bird communicating to the giraffe on where all the bunnies are so he can go rescue them! So cute!
So anyways, Happy Birthday James! I hope you find this cake aMAZE-ing =).