I tell ya, these requests get stranger and stranger. Anyone have ideas or has seen a picture of a sculpted skunk cake. Perhaps even another animal which resembles a skunk I can use as a guideline. I haven't called the client back yet to accept or decline the job. I am curious though to see if it is doable. Of course the idea of so much BLACK fondant is daunting.
Maybe you could use the Wilton stand up bear pan. I've seen a squirrel made with that pan. The shapes are similar. I think they used two cupcakes to shape the tail. Doug's idea looks great, but I've never carved a cake before. The bear pan might be easier, but not as realistic. Have fun if you take the order!