After making the cake that appears below this one (#1 on this page), I had to make another. I used the same techniques but it just came out much better the second time around.
I made this cake for my niece who is in love with the Heffalump movie. I used two 9×13 cakes and carved the body, head, trunk, and legs. I used fondant to cover the entire Heffalump because it gives a more "cartoon" look. All the hair, seams, eyes, tail, and hair are also made out of different color pieces of fondant.