The archway and table and chairs are made from royal icing. The pond is poured blue sugar, with little orange and white coy floating within. The rest of the decor is a combination of royal icing and fondant.
The flowers are gumpaste, as are the details on the can-with a dowel to support the spout. Airbrushed in silver and bronze and brown, and then added some brown petal dust to add to that rusty type of feeling.
It's A Girl!
The handle is made of three piped pieces of royal icing. Once they were nice and dry, I just assembled them, and iced them together. The wheels are thick cardboard tubes with some pieces carved out so that the cake would sit nice and flat on top of them. I wanted to be able to see through them, so the cake didn't have such a 'heavy' feeling. The carriage bottom is roughly carved from 9x13 cakes, and the top part is 9x9. The rest of the details are done with fondant.
This is one cake of four in a series. Each one represents a season, and each is done is a specific and different style of decorating.
As I am a big fan of this series, I wanted to take a more thematic approach to the design. Each tier represents a major plot point for each of the three primary characters. On the bottom tier, Jacob is represented with human foot prints going into the woods, and wolf prints coming out the path on the other side. The edible part of this tier is within the leaves on top of the tree trunks. The trunks themselves are wooden dowels covered in fondant. Edward's time in Italy is on the next tier, complete with dark alley way, fountain, and clock tower striking noon. Bella's cliff dive is shown on the top tier. The tulip perched above it all represents the cover of the book itself.