It's a white cake, with buttercream and fondant. The Happy Birthday banner is white chocolate, and the "sand" is toasted cake crumbs.
It doesn't look as big as it is. This cake is ten inches across, and about a foot tall. It will probably feed close to 50 people.
Hubs took the kids to his parents' house yesterday so I could work, uninterrupted, in peace! It took literally the. whole. day.
But I think it turned out cute. Hubs really seemed to like it, except he said it doesn't look like cake. He thinks it looks like molded plastic. Which is, you know, oh so appetizing.