Thank you all for understanding.... it is such an awful feeling.
Not only the time, work & effort, but losing a potential new important client, losing "face", etc....
Now I need to understand what went wrong, was the fondant too thick? was the choice of brushing it all over with piping gel a mistake? was it the bumpy ride to the country side? Heat/humidity? all of the above?
I've posted a question on the "cake disasters" forum.
Again you all... thank you for your support