...... finished at last, here is the hot air ballon Christening Cake for this weekend.
Rich fruit cake (made by Will's granny) with marzipan and fondant icing. Side decoration balloons made from mexican paste and hand painted. Ridiculously minute white rabbits in the balloon baskets hand modelled with great difficulty ! LOL
The topper is made of Artista Soft modelling medium ..... non-toxic but non-edible. Artista is mainly made of rice flour and potato flour but should not come into direct contact with sugar, hence this topper is attached to a card cloud. At the moment it's not stuck down as I don't want the card to stain, so (hopefully) you won't see the gap underneath on the day!
My design brief came from a card that Will's mother had but she
requested that all the animals in the baskets should be white rabbits!
Here is a collage photo where you can see the details: