Have you seen the show "Ace of Cakes"? It's on the Food Network (I think). It's nothing short of amazing what these people can do with flour, sugar, and fondant. I know talented people. See for yourself.
For John-John's third birthday my brother-in-law, Shawn, took another stab at a fancy cake creation. John-John LOVES Buzz Lightyear so that's what inspired the cake. He made a planet that was two halves of a sphere covered in fondant put together, with a "ring" of candied sugar between the two halves of the sphere. It was pretty impressive. The kids were all treated to cupcakes with fluorescent green frosting and three marshmallow "eyes" to look like one of the aliens in Toy Story.
Then, at work we had a baby shower for Audra who is due in a few weeks. Angel, cake baker extraordinaire, really out did herself. The top of the cake was made to look like a lawn with pavers through it. Sitting atop the pavers was a stroller/ wagon that said "Newest Hog Fan" and had a little baby and a teddy bear in it. They were even covered up by a camo blankie. Sitting out on the lawn was a little doggie (Roscoe). It was incredible!
Here's the proud Mama to be, Audra. She was so surprised!
Like I said, I know talented people.