Share a little about the materials, processes, and techniques used to create this cake Fondarific fondant and gumpaste were used in this project for decorating. Cakes are made of styrofoam. Homemade pearls from 50/50 gumpaste and fondant. What advice would you give someone starting this project? Take your time!! Really think out what you want to do. I will do this again and give a little more thought to it next time.