I am very happy with the outcome of this cake. There was a lot of work involved to shape the cake to suit that of a hill - obviously remembering not to cut off too much cake as it needed to feed a party of people!
The grass was made using royal icing coloured green, while the stones/rocks were made using fondant icing coloured varying shades of grey (not fifty though!) The water was made with icing sugar mixed with some water to form the kind of icing used on fairy cakes (my Husbands favourite) and then died blue. This gave it a shimmery, shiny look.
The sand was easy to do - light brown sugar stuck on with edible glue, but it certainly wouldn't have been a golf course without it. (I should know, my Dad hits his golf ball into the bunker frequently.....just checking whether he actually reads my blog!)