My nephew has become a HUGE wrestling fan over the past year and this was his birthday cake this year. I was hoping to attempt modeling the wrestlers, but due to time constraints AND a massive fear of sculpting abs and biceps, I went for what might be seen as the easy way out and used my newest cake decorating toy, the edible printer/image.
The stage was made from styrofoam, the ramp from fondant. The white pieces on the stage were made from gumpaste and formed using wiltons flower formers. The ropes were, not so straight, licorice; and the pieces holding the “ropes” were made from straws that were filled with and wrapped in fondant.
I was lucky enough to be there when all the kids saw the cake and their reaction was priceless and made me forget about the image shortcuts!
Nicole --- http://www.facebook.com/thecakeofit