Share a little about the materials, processes, and techniques used to create this cake Cake, buttercream, white chocolate fondant, modeling chocolate, isomalt What are you most proud of? The tail fin was the hardest pulled piece on the board. After about the 6th try, I finally had a shape that I loved. What advice would you give someone starting this project? Hahaha...buy sugar working gloves. They are worth the investment! My fingertips were sensitive for about 3 days, even with layers of heavy latex gloves. Also...a "brooder lamp with guard" can be purchased at your local tractor supply store for about $9 to $15. It has the correct wattage to safely house a restaurant supply heat lamp...if you are building a do it yourself heat lamp table.