Purple Panda in Bamboo with Butterfly - 5/1/10 - This sweet little guy was pure practice that turned out SO cute, He ended up being enjoyed by family, friends, and neighbors...suddenly I became very popular. Just Kidding. But they did start to think of me as a "baker with awesome cake" - the exact words of a glass-blower who ended up with a sizeable portion. He was modeled off of one of the girls' stuffed toys. The Butterfly on his nose and stalks of bamboo are made of gumpaste, and NO internal supports were used in this piece - all carved out of cake. Full of chocolate-chip Vanilla Pound Cake and mint icing. Yumm!