I made this cake for my son's birthday. This came from the precious book ,The Monster Bed, written by Jeanne Willis and adorably illustrated by Susan Varley. The matress and the monster beneath the bed are the actual cake. All small figures are made of fondant. Thanks to these two women for enriching the lives of my children through this book. This was their all time favorite! My son was so delighted with this cake that he guarded it at his birthday party.