Yes, the margarita is cake! The 'glass' is made by glueing a clear pillar to the baseboard and attaching another board on top to support the cake. I used a frosting sheet to make the 'bill'.
This cake is supported with an internal structure of dowels and metal. Front to back, this cake measured 36".
The neck and head of the buzzard was made by using wafer paper as paper mache' over a wire frame. Broken pieces of spaghetti worked perfect as 'hair'.
Stack Of Books
Iced in buttercream with an airbrushed design. This cake was used for the authors booksigning.