Catherine Ruehle answered:
Thanks so much, I'm thrilled that you enjoyed the class! Please write a review so other craftsy cakers can read about it! This deer cake is very similar to the Cake-osaurus. The torso is mounted to the board in the same way as in the tutorial. The head here is styrofoam because the client wanted to be able to keep it. I don't want to know what they did with it, haha! The antlers are made in the same way as the arms in Cake-osaurus Rex but on a larger scale. I used modeling chocolate for the antlers and made them 2 days in advance so they were quite firm and fairly rigid when inserted into the head. For extra stability I poured melted white chocolate in to the holes for the antlers before inserting them into the head and then supported them until the chocolate dried completely. It's been four years since I did this cake and it's still one of my all-time favorite cakes, such a blast to work on! Go for it!