October 22 is Wombat Day. http://www.wombania.com/wombat-day.htm
So, of course, we celebrated with cake!
I made the wombats, Matilda and Norman, in advance out of fondant. To texture the fur, I pulled a fork across the fondant while it was still soft. (Note - the wombats were dark grey, but they look darker in the pics than they were. Wombats can be grey, black, brown or tawny.)
This is a large 11x15 sheet cake (made with 2 box mixes), frosted with buttercream icing tinted green. I topped the sheet cake with an 8" round cake (make with 1/2 a box mix - use the other half for cupcakes) and frosted the top and sides. I trimmed an 8" cake round to be about 7", then placed this on top of the round cake, with 3 wooden dowels for support. (Matilda was pretty heavy!)
I covered the round with a bit of green icing, then placed the wombats on top. To finish, I added "grass" to the top using the Wilton 233 tip and stars on the base using the Wilton 16 tip. The text was written using a Wilton 3 round tip.
Happy Wombat Day, Y'all!