this was my 2nd attempt at a "fancy" cake for my son. i adapted the pirate ship boat from Women' Weekly cake book to the SS feathersword. i used butter icing and piped chocolate. I stencilled the anchor etc with melted chocolate and allowed to set. Unfortunately it was a really hot day (38*c) and the whole thing started giving way to the gravity. I would probably use a more solid frosting if i ever did it again.