This is the result
Chocolate cake with chocolate butter icing and chocolate chip cookies, melted milk and white chocolate and white chocolate buttons and chocolate rolls (with just a smidgen of sugar craft for his face).
I made two pudding bowl cakes and one sandwich tin cake.
Sandwiched them all together (except one pudding bowl cake) with chocolate buttercream
Covered the whole lot with melted chocolate
Added chocolate rolls for arms and legs and some cookies around his body
Sandwiched his head with buttercream
Stuck it on top of his body using more buttercream
Made a cheeky face using white chocolate for background and then sugarcraft for his eyes, nose, mouth and tongue
Added some half cookie ears and just a bit more chocolate all over
Then filled the board with white chocolate buttons.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY JOE - enjoy x
And the elelephant?
Well I taught my friend to knit and it turns out she is a real natural. Already deciphering patterns from the internet, changing colours, creating I-cords, you name it - look what she has made now .....
The pictures do not do this sweet little elehpant any justice - it is gorgeous and I have to knit one. (I'll just add it to my long list of things to do!).
That's it - I'm going on holiday now.