Great Balls Of Sugar!
I didn't take official classes for this one. I gathered information from wonderful sites such as this one and with perseverance and some southern ingenuity achieved success! Until today, I had no idea others had mutilated a blood pressure pump for this art...lol...i hid my "frankenstein" tool(named so because I cut it up and pieced foreign items to it to make a new creation). It isn't difficult really. Just need the right temp sugar, and enough wooooo saaaaah .
freehand snowflakes were piped on the sides of each cake and adorned with silver dragees. the snowflakes on top of each cake were made from royal icing with edible glitter or sugar crystals added while still wet
White cake with buttercream icing and fondant accent pieces. I didn't allow enough time for the "hood" which began as royal icing to dry. I wound up baking a layer using the other half of the egg pan (the first half held the still drying royal icing).
Large monkey accompanied by a smaller one...shown separately Pound cake with buttercream icing and fondant cap and bananas
2 tiered oval. White cake with buttercream icing. I used the Wilton sugar crystals to texture the cake for the sand effect. White chocolate molded seashells were accented with gold and silver lustre dust. Multi colored tropical looking fondant flowers(stems made from spaghetti dipped in piping gel the in white nonpareils or yellow crystal sugar) were added to coordinate with the tropical theme.