The shower was yesterday and here is what I did. I am actually pretty happy with how it came out for my first real cake.
My question is after making the MMF, I had a lot of powdered sugar dust on it, I was so afraid of it sticking I think I over did it, is really showed up on the black zebra stripes. I ended up brushing everything with vodka because I read some where not to use water on fondant. That did work but and took the dusty look off the cake but I was wondering, is that what I should have done or is there something else for this issue. The first test cake I did I had covered for a day or two and after about 24 hours the powdered sugar dust absorbed into the cake, I am pretty sure it was more humid those days and I was hoping that would have happened with this cake, but it didn't. Brushing it with vodka worked but made it a little more shiny than what I wanted and I learned I needed to be very careful with the black stripes.
Looking forward to reading a lot more and learning some great stuff from you amazing people. The cakes on here are incredible!