One of my husband's employees asked me to make an octopus cake for an event he was having with his band. I can't remember the name, but it has something to do with the word octopus. I tried and tried to figure out how to shape his head and finally I just wrapped a ball cake in fondant and squeezed it into the right shape. I can't say that would always work, but it seemed to have a good effect here. I made all of the tentacles out of fondant and let them dry with waxed paper balled up underneath them to keep them looking wavy and twisted. I cut out the suction cups using a large round tip and then bent them by sticking the round end of a paint brush into them so they looked like suction cups. Attaching them all was the most tedious part. At the end something still wasn't right so I added the green polka dots and it finally looked like an octopus.