Share a little about the materials, processes, and techniques used to create this cake Chocolate fondant, gumpast, piping What are you most proud of? The overall appearance. It is very beachy without being cutsie. It had to travel 2 hours in 90 degree weather. It held up well. What advice would you give someone starting this project? The first time you make a separated tier cake is scary. Read everything on proper set up and dowel placement. Practice. It helped me to see where thing can go wrong.