Here is a 10ins round ,4ins deep chocolate fudge cake.
I made all the individual animals with Squires flower paste.
Leaving them for a week to dry.
They can now be removed from the cake and kept in a dry cabinet on display or cardboard box with tissue.
Never store your toppers in polythene or an airtight container when dried as it will make the icing hold moisture and eventually melt your toppers.
Keep checking bad for added pictorial on how to make models using flowerpaste.