My director is being deployed to Iraq for 10 months, so we gave her a surprise sendoff. The cake is a yellow sponge cake with buttercream and raspberry filling. Both layers were iced in buttercream before being covered in fondant. The bottom later is 12x18 inches and the top layer is another 12x18 inch cake carved into the shape of Iraq. The anchor (she's in the navy) and edging was completed with buttercream frosting, and her "mini me" was made from gumpaste.