Made this for DH & I for our bdays (they are 2 days apart). We are both big Nintendo/Mario fans and I knew he would love this. It is a surprise. The pipe and flower are RKT w/ 1/2" dowel running through it all for stem/support. Fondant covered & fondant figures. Wanted to add more to it but DD was sick with the flu last night & needing me today so I was too wiped out to do more :) Cake is an 8" round. Many thanks to all the mario cakes here and on the net that gave the inspiration for this!