The cake was my Vanilla Dream cake with vanilla buttercream filling and then covered in fondant which I had striated with green dry food coloring. All decorations were fashioned from fondant, with the exception of the KungFu Panda logo, which is made from pastiage.
The pagoda roof was constructed by taking a plastic Wilton cake separator plate (6 inch square) and covering it with white fondant. I then built a pyramid out of card stock that slipped over the up-side-down cake plate. The “roof” was shingled using small circles of red fondant held in place with buttercream icing. The roof was transported separately to the birthday party and then placed on top of 4 fondant covered dowel rods. I carved and painted the fondant coverings to resemble bamboo. All roofing was done by my daughter and first class assistant, Erin.
The viper (also made by Erin) was coiled around one of the support poles and then rested on a replica of the staff that master Shifu carried.