Thanks for the tips gals! I'm going to try and patch it with royal icing tommorow. Don't know why I never thought of that!
Thanks for the compliments too by the way. It was a TON of work. I figure it took me about 15 hours total. I'm asking $170 CDN (the ingredients alone were $100) on one hand I felt like I was being reasonable and then when I told her the price (and my mother who just about had a coronary..."I didn't pay that much for my wedding cake!" - Yes, mom, but that was over 40 years ago, besides it practically IS a wedding cake with all the work it took!) I felt guilty...but I didn't budge on the price, then the scrolls started dropping off and I thought...karma! LOL! I don't think I'll be volunteering for one this big again anytime soon! I didn't mind the rolled fondant though, that was easier than I thought it would be.
Squirrelly, the entire cake is covered with fondant and the stripes and scrolls are fondant too. The thing is so heavy I can hardly lift it. I'm sure it will not arrive in one piece after she picks it up.
TC thanks for the compliment - I'm a terrific copycat. If I have a picture I can usually duplicate it, but I'm not too great coming up with ideas of my own!
I'm just beat...after this one, I did a sheet cake and tried using a commercial whipped icing. It spread and smoothed like a dream, but I sure didn't like piping with it. Tommorow, I'll do my last grad cake with the commercial on the base and use buttercream for the piping. Then I'm taking a cake making break until July 9 for a 25th anniversary....sigh....
Thanks again everyone!