My ferret-loving grandson's birthday cake consisted of three layers of chocolate cake covered in white, blue and green buttercream. Pages of books were piped on as well as the lettering. Ferret was sculpted from fondant and handpainted with food coloring. Snake and turtle are fondant. Fondant candy dish on top is filled with M&M's. The purchased, round, purple, striped ferret toy sits on a piece of cookie n cream candy bar so as not to absorb frosting.