The awesome thing is that I bought a Cricut Cake (used of course) and was able to use it to cut the vinyl I needed for this project. I had so much fun trying out different styles and designs.
I also attempted to decorate a 2 tier cake with fondant. It was the first time I had ever made a 2 tier cake so I probably shouldn't have tried to decorate it too. It turned out pretty awful but at least the cake tasted good. I hope to find time to use my Cricut cake (the first cake was free-handed and that is why I think it was awful) and get some practice so that I can make Sawyer's cake for his birthday. If I had time I would take a cake decorating class but I don't have much free time these days so if I can find an hour or two to practice here and there, that will have to be good enough. I'd share a picture but I can't find one.
One more thing I did find on Pinterest were"canvas" prints. These are really just regular photo prints mod podged on to a piece of wood that has been painted. I think they turned out great and was excited to give them to my parents for Christmas. I am hoping to do it for a collage wall in my living room, if I ever get the time that is!