This was the most fun cake to make - but there was almost a horrible ending to this story. The cake was a present for the bride-to-be husband on their wedding day (birthday was also on the same day).
I made the cake the night before the wedding - all was good. The bride to be's friends came to collect the cake. I said very clearly to place the cake on the floor of the boot, or footwell. Well, they put the cake on the backseat!
I got a phonecall from a distressed bride saying animal had collapsed (he was dowelled to prevent the head falling into the body anyway). When I got to the venue 14 hours of hard work looked back at me in a pile of chocolate mess. For some reason the bridesmaids felt this was my fault? Anyway, I did make another one and delivered to the venue at 2am (10 hours before the wedding) as some of the original pieces were salvageable.
So the top two pictures are animal in all his glory, and the bottom picture is the 2nd animal that I had to throw together.