So I just covered the cake with buttercream. Gave the icing different shades of beetroot extract and cut it into flowers. Disheartedly stuck some pearls here and there and shoved it back into the fridge.
When my girls saw it, they were thrilled and screamed handbag cake! I was glad and thanked the Almighty that it did look like one.
The pic below is Tres leches as the dad deserves an eid treat too : )