Awesome Homemade 2 Tiered Elephant Birthday Cake

I made this cake for a 5-year-old girl’s birthday party. It is made with strawberry flavored cake and is covered with butter cream frosting under a layer of fondant. The cake serves 36 people. I used double layer round 9″ cakes for the base, and the body part of a doll dress cake pan for the elephant body, and two pieces of cake in half circles put together for the head. I stabilized the whole thing with straws for support. I used a pizza pan for the base and sprinkled edible pearls around the pan for extra effect. It took me about 3 hours to make from start to finish, and ended up a wrinkly, cute, little elephant girl. :)