I had so much fun creating this cake and carving out hieroglyphics on that cake board. Everything was edible on this cake - I didn't use any rice crispy treats or additional supports (other than regular dowels). The cake was Chocolate Sour Cream cake with Vanilla Swiss Meringue Buttercream.
Here is a view from the top. They did ask me what the hierogyphics said. I replied "It says Happy Birthday Leah, of course". But we all knew that it didn't say that :-)
And the birthday girl, Leah (far left), sent me some of her photos. Thank you Leah and again, Happy Birthday! Maybe next year you will get the Kermit the Frog cake from Costco. (That is what she was expecting for this year!)
This is what she called "King Tut: Mid-Lobotomy"
She called this photo "King Tut: Exposed"