This was a tough one but a fun challenge! I was asked to do a camera cake for a local photographer's birthday. I tried my darndest to get the camera to look like a legit photographers camera...very difficult but the client was pleased and that's all that matters.
The cake itself is my signature red velvet covered in cream cheese frosting. The camera is my butter cake which has the density needed to shape and stack to get the achieved shape. I covered the camera in buttercream then covered it with black fondant. The lens is actually a crystal light drink mix tube cut in half and decorated with black fondant to give the apppearance of a camera lens.