I'm really happy with the way this turned out! This was my first time making a fondant cake and working with gum paste, so I feel pretty good about it!
We were supposed to make a draping blanket for class, but I decided to make mine a beach towel and do a whole beach scene.
I made this starfish by making an outline in gum paste with a cookie cutter and sculpting it into shape. I made all of the pore bump things with the end of a piping tip.
The shells and baby starfish are also made from gum paste.
I used smashed animal crackers for the sand...
This bucket isn't exactly what I envisioned, but it still works. It is a cupcake covered in fondant. The bucket handle and shovel are both gum paste. If I do this again, I will use two cupcakes with a smaller handle.