i discovered Sweetapolita's cakes and blog the other day. they are absolutely inspiring! I may have to take some cake decorating classes.
her fondant asparagus 8 layer chocolate cake:
(Sweetapolita's post about her asparagus cake here)
lemon blueberry cake (here's the link)
Rosie's daughter's Rainbow Doodle birthday cake. white fondant icing- decorated by the birthday girl with edible ink markers - original post here
Wow! Maxine and Asa's birthdays are coming up so I can really go for it after all this inspiration.