This is the second cake I made for the Childrens Hospital bake sale at my office. I found a similar picture in a cake book but the animals were flat cookies in it. I made the animals out of fondant and some rice krispie treats for the heavier bodies. I am new at decorating so I didn't know about gum paste. The cake was fun to make but tested my patience for sculpting animals. The center cake is 5 layers and iced with buttercream. Each animal has a fondant bandage representing boo boo's for childrens hosp.