Here is the finished & assembled octocake, with little baby octocuppies swimming around it. And yes, I finally got the fondant sailor hat to work. It just took some toothpicks and carefully-chosen threatening swears.
The shower was great, the mother-to-be was glowing, and a good time was had. Unfortunately, today Pooks got sick, so I haven't had a chance to edit any photos or post anything of substance. It's 1:00 am now, so I doubt that any writeup I did at the moment would be meaningful. Maybe tomorrow.