Here is the two tiered chocolate mud cake I made for my niece Charlee on her tenth birthday. She didn't request anything in particular but she was into pink, purple and black colours and she has a special little brown teddy bear that her Nanny Kennedy gave her so this is what I came up with. The little bear is made of fondant and the only non-edible part is the (wire) string on the little balloon.
This was also a first attempt at a loopy bow which I was quite happy with the end result and the zebra pattern on the top tier made it a little bit funky! There are many ways of making the loopy bows, I've seen beautiful patterned ones, mixing up the 'ribbon' sizes and combining a few different bright colours also looks really effective on an otherwise plain cake.