Thank you all so much!
Pixeemom - The only fondant I used was for the cow spots on the woody cake and for the roping around the base on the woody cake, the rest is icing. This was my first time using fondant, but I think I will try it again.
llama - I usually use box cake mix for kids cakes. They love it and it’s a lot easier. I usually doctor it a little to make the inside fun though … have to have a rainbow or swirls or something inside.:ph34r: I’ve made them that big from scratch though when making something for an adults. I do tend to make all my icing from scratch. Some of those took quite a few batches of butter cream! :eek:
This one was all chocolate for a friend’s birthday … i think i melted about 5lbs of belgium chocolate for it. :wub: