Bluehue's chocolate mud cake (thanks Goreti), filled with chocolate creme patissiere. Piped in chocolate buttercream, basket weave and rope effects. Top 'straw effect' in caramel buttercream using grass tip. Decorated with all fondant varieties of marigolds (October's birth flower). Plaque made from gumpaste in a home made mould, painted in gold disco and fluorescent white. Buttons in gumpaste from home made mould, painted in antique gold and dusted with ivory pearl petal dust. There was supposed to be small handles either side, but the blighters kept breaking on me so ended up in the bin in frustration!