I baked three chocolate, two inch round cakes for this Diego cake. I placed one on top of another with butter cream frosting in the middle. The third cake I cut in half and stacked them together with butter cream frosting in the middle.

I inserted three wooden dowels in the bottom cake to support one half of a cake separator that I placed between the lower full circle of cake and the upper half circle of cake for additional support.

I purchased palm trees, desert grass, animals, Diego figurine, and compass from my local Cake Supply store. I covered the cake with butter cream frosting, with forest green food coloring gel. I didn’t try to make the frosting smooth on the cake.

I used piping gel, with sky blue food coloring gel added, to create the waterfall effect and small candy rocks around the edge of the water. I used a grass and leaf tip for foliage.