The little boy's mom was having an animal themed party and was going to have a variety of real animals there for the kids to learn about. We chose a few of them to depict on the cake. There was supposed to be a scorpion and a chinchilla on the bottom tier but the black Satin Ice I used to make the tortoise was giving me a lot of grief and I didn't have time to make them. The client didn't care and was thrilled with her cake. I was too...this is one of my favourites.