One of the things I love about working with fondant, is the fact that I can do some elements in advance. They'll dry out, but that's what you want anyways. No one is really going to eat it, though technically they could. You know, like the shoe cake I made a while back... it had to be done in advance and thoroughly dried for it to hold it's shape.
Anyways, I've got a cake for next week that I'm going to do, and it includes several elements that can be done in advance. I've been procrastinating on it and haven't felt the motivation to do it. But yesterday, I finally sat down and completed everything I wanted to go on top of the cake.
I made 2 people, 1 dog, 2 flags.
For your sneak a peek today, I'll show you the flags. Both done with fondant. One flag is completely fondant, even the leaf in the centre (which was completely free-hand cut on a whim) and the other Peru flag is hand painted with food coloring because of the detail it has.
As for the rest, you'll have to wait until next Friday to see it.
And if you know the Whitneys, who have been serving a mission in Peru for the last 23 months, Meg is hosting an Open House to welcome them back home on Friday, so maybe I'll see you there.