Letty38: Thanks :)
wildflowercakes: yes I think caking (cake baking and decorating) is a good character builder.. you can't just give up, and HAVE to make things work somehow!
cakefat: thank you, but I'm far from being a pro.. the cake isn't perfectly centered or level, if you look at it at eye-level *sheepish grin*
Rommy: Hi there. I don't freeze my cake layers, although I do know that makes them easier to handle. I'm not comfortable with the idea of doing so, might have to give it a try some day, but my freezer is pretty small and full! The clouds were made using a flower cutter. I just stretched the flowers out a bit to look less flower-like. As for the elephants (my favourite thing about this cake :)), I printed a picture of the elephant, made sure it's the size I want and traced it onto a piece of cardboard. Cut around the template with a sharp knife, and add on details with an edible ink pen. Do give it a go, it's pretty simple, albeit a bit time consuming.. the thinner parts (trunk and tail) are rather fragile, so be careful not to break them.
BTW, noticed your profile picture.. I'm planning to make a giant cupcake rose bouquet for my mom on Mother's Day.. my giant cupcake mold just arrived, can't wait! I hope mine turns out as nicely as yours.. your "flowerpot" is flawless! Did you use candy melts or just coloured white chocolate?