This be my cake for the contest. ^_^ It has two tiers, and I rolled the fondant to match the colors of the website. Fella's head is at the top, and there are nine emotes, one for each year of DeviantART. They are, from top to bottom(right panel):
I put the DA logo at the bottom of the cake. I wanted to write 'Happy Birthday' or something on it but didn't want it to ruin the cake or be too much, and I didn't want it too cliche.
I'm not thrilled with the lighting, but it was overcast and I haven't had the time to get my lightbox up yet. But I got struck by inspiration yesterday and I wanted to get it done before I left for San Jose. I love work.
Polymer clay with acrylic paint detail, polycrylic gloss to protect it and make it shiny.