Hello. I am a total novice at cake decorating, and have next to no experience. My daughter is turning two in May and she loves cows. At this very moment she is standing here with her stuffed cow saying "Moooo Cow!". I want to make a simple cow themed cake. I am open to ideas but I was thinking maybe making a cake iced with buttercream, and then making spot out of fondant? Again, I know nothing about buttercream or fondant. I was then thinking or writing Happy Birthday with pink icing of some sort, and using pink candles, in addition to some kind of cow figurine to top it all off.
Maybe someone can suggest something even simpler for me, like some kind of candy that would look like spots. HELP ME! I really want to make her cake myself to save money, plus it would be more special that way.