At the beginning of summer we had to say good-bye to our neighbors who were moving across country. We did a neighborhood going away party and I was tasked with making a going away cake. I had plenty of time to do the cake and the family is originally from Hawaii so I knew I wanted to do something with tropical flowers, but wasn't sure what. My piping skills aren't that great, so buttercream flowers where out of the question. I decided to think about it for a while and hope for some inspiration. I gave it so much thought that it was the night before I needed the cake and I still had not decided what to do. This indecision ruled out dried fondant/gum paste flowers, so chocolate flowers it was. Waiting to the last minute meant I had to use what was in my stash, which was yellow and brown chocolates, so they got sunflowers and not the beautiful tropical flowers I had envisioned.