sweet treats answered:
Wow :) thank you so much for all your kind words!! I would love to share and answer all your questions. After all, that's what this community is all about, and I had learnt everything I know through craftsy :) I only used fondant here, no modeling chocolate, the colors are satin ice colored fondant, in some cases mixed with white satin ice to achieve a lighter color. The orange was yellow fondant mixed with some red fondant. The black lines were made with food color black pen, and drawn free hand to achieve the "sketchy" look you see in the books. In more precise areas such as the happy birthday sign I used a paint brush and Wilton gel color mixed with some lemon extract. The fish words in the first tier were fondant cutouts. The construction of the cake is a bit lengthy to describe but you'll get all the information you need on the topsy turvey class on this site. If you have any other questions, please feel free to ask!