These are a few photo's of the stages of the cake. It was a very enjoyable design as there was barely any cake carving
This is a link to the item I based the cake from[link]
It was a present that my daughter gave her boyfriend for his Birthday.
Listed here are a few ways that I created items;
Rocks - slightly marbled grey fondant/sugarpaste placed randomly and stippled with a stiff paint brush while still soft. When dried, used food colouring paste to detail.
Bushes - made mid-green, and shaped triangular. After being placed, I used a needle to drag through and fleck. When dried, used food colouring paste to paint shading.
Brickwork - most of the brickwork was made with indents from a small paintbrush and blunt knife, then painted with food colouring when dry to try to create an aged look.
Blossom tree - brown fondant/sugarpaste wrapped around some taped skewers. The blossom is strawberry crystals, and were stuck on to a flat piece of icing over the top.
Roof tiles - Tile pattern was made with a metal ruler on a long piece of fondant/sugarpaste. Despite leaving it to dry, I cut slightly smaller templates from a cereal box to give a bit of extra support for travel.
Temple - rolled fondant/sugarpaste left to dry over 2 days. I made cardboard templates to work out shape and size, then used these to cut around. I made the 3 floors separate, then stacked with the roof tiles sandwiched and glued with royal Icing.