While brainstorming, I searched through my cake books and found Toba Garrett's "The Well-Decorated Cake".
Her book was the inspiration for my last cake, so, why not try it again. She makes even the most difficult techniques look easy by spelling them out for you, piece by piece. I highly recommend any of her books! Although it has not arrived yet, my mom ordered Toba Garrett's "Wedding Cake Art and Design" book from Amazon!!!
I CANNOT WAIT FOR IT TO GET HERE!!!!!
Tonight, however, I started practicing different types of string work since royal icing isn't something I'm familiar with. I think it turned out rather well.
Just to let you know, I was practicing all sorts of stuff on this cake and actually pulled everything off and did this. So, all the gouging and holes you might see are from that.
The flash kind of "whited" everything out but you can still see what I did. Anyway, wish me luck and I'll keep practicing.