This cake was a surprise for my best friend's 40th birthday. Animals mean more to him than anything else, so I figured the best cake would honor some of his pets over the years. It consists of: a tabby cat, boxer, bearded collie, pug, mutt, gerbil, hamster, and two axolotls. There wouldn't have been room for all of the other cats, dogs, hamsters, fish, frogs, turtle, hedgehog or more; so I went with the ones that have meant the most to him. The best part is that all of the hand-made figurines were saved so he could keep them - a perfect keepsake!