Here's a picture of me serving my cake today at church. Do you see the ugly plastic gloves? LOL
Aaliyah and Aaric turned 15 today. She wanted two fondant figures of her and her twin brother. I started out with molding rice krispies treats into the shape of their body. I used a thick straw through each body to hold everything together and stick in the cake. I didn't have any brown food coloring, so I took some almond bark, melted it, added some corn syrup, and added it to my fondant to make black skin.
I think making clothes out of fabric is a lot easier than fondant! I can't make hands, so I needed to figure out a way to hide their hands. Aaliyah likes ponchos so I used one to hide her hands. I wasn't sure how to make his hair, so I took a new sponge and dipped it into black food coloring and then sponged it onto his head.
To hide Aaric's hands, I had him hold the fondant 15 that I made using a mold.
http://missyscakesandaprons.blogspot.com/2011/02/powdered-sugar-made-from-palm-sugar.html I just used a basic buttercream recipe and added salt to cut the sweetness and some almond extract which gave it a bit of a maple taste.
I hope you enjoyed my cake!